Events

Khan Academy: Statistics and Probability
Khan Academy

Learn statistics and probability for free—everything you’d want to know about descriptive and inferential statistics.

Illuminations: The Game of SKUNK
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

In this lesson, students practice decision-making skills leading to a better understanding of choice versus chance and building the foundation of mathematical probability. 

Peter Weatherall: The Probability Song
Peter Weatherall

Learn probability with Peter Weatherall’s Probability Song.

Illuminations: Explorations with Chance
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

In this lesson, students analyze the fairness of certain games by examining the probabilities of the outcomes.

Crash Course: Statistics #13 - Probability, Part 1
Crash Course

Today we’re going to begin our discussion of probability.

Illuminations: Rescue Mission Game
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students play a game to learn about the four forces of flight: lift, drag, thrust, and weight.

Crash Course: Statistics #14 - Probability, Part 2
Crash Course

Today we’re going to introduce bayesian statistics and discuss how this new approach to statistics has revolutionized the field from artificial intelligence and clinical trials to how your computer filters spam!

Illuminations: Birthday Paradox
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This activity demonstrates the Birthday Paradox, using it as a springboard into a unit on probability.

Crash Course: Statistics #16 - Geometric Distributions
Crash Course

Today, we’ll discuss how they can be used to figure out how many Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans you could eat before getting the dreaded vomit flavored bean, and how they can help us make decisions when there is a little uncertainty – like getting a Pikachu in a pack of Pokémon Cards!

Illuminations: Stick or Switch?
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This lesson plan presents a classic game-show scenario.

Crash Course: Statistics #21 - P-Values, Part 1
Crash Course

In this episode we’ll talk about Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (or NHST) which is a framework for comparing two sets of information.

Illuminations: Sticks and Stones
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students will play Sticks and Stones, a game based on the Apache game “Throw Sticks,” which was played at multi-nation celebrations.