Peter Weatherall: The Probability Song
Peter Weatherall

Learn probability with Peter Weatherall’s Probability Song.

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

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

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!

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!

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.

Crash Course: Statistics #22 - P-Values, Part 2
Crash Course

Today we’re going to discuss some problems with the logic of p-values, how they are commonly misinterpreted, how p-values don’t give us exactly what we want to know, and how that cutoff is arbitrary – and arguably not stringent enough in some scenarios.

Mathalicious: Wheel of Fortune
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students use percents and probabilities to explore whether the show is legit, or whether there might be something shady going on!

Mathalicious: Basketball IQ
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students use probability and expected value to determine how much 3-point and 2-point shots are “worth” to different NBA players.

Mathalicious: Oddsballs
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students compute the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot, and also the probabilities of other winning outcomes.

Mathalicious: Shuffle
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students use probability to explore the idea of randomness, as well as the patterns that can emerge from random processes like shuffles.

Mathalicious: Bracketology
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students use probability to discover that it’s basically impossible to correctly predict every game in the tournament.

Mathalicious: Spin City
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students use probabilities and odds to analyze roulette payouts and debate the optimal strategy for winning the game (including not playing at all).