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Ch 48: 6th-8th Grade Math: Probability

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Students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades watch the fun video lessons in this chapter to explore probability formulas and concepts. Middle schoolers can use the chapter tools to study and then check their understanding of probability by taking lesson quizzes and the chapter exam.

6th-8th Grade Math: Probability - Chapter Summary

This chapter reinforces the probability terms and concepts that 6th, 7th and 8th graders learn about in math class. If your middle schooler needs to improve in this area, the entertaining and succinct video lessons could be just what he or she needs to make progress. The instructors discuss independent and dependent events, probability formulas, experimental probability and the fundamental counting principle. Example problems allow students to apply what they've learned about exclusive events, permutations, combinations and more. Your middle schooler has access to not only the videos but also lesson transcripts, self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. Students needing additional support can send questions to lesson instructors as well.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

LessonObjective
Introduction to Probability: Formula & ExamplesStudents learn key terms related to probability and the formula for determining an event's probability.
Probability of Independent and Dependent EventsThis lesson distinguishes between independent and dependent events and explains how to find their probability.
Experimental Probability: Definition & PredictionsThe instructor introduces methods of predicting an experiment's outcome.
Probability of Compound Events: Definition, Examples & QuizWith this lesson, students learn what compound events are and how to find their probability of occurring.
Mutually Exclusive Events & Non-Mutually Exclusive EventsStudents ascertain whether an event is mutually exclusive or non-mutually exclusive.
Set Theory, Venn Diagrams & Exclusive EventsThe instructor explains how set theory and Venn diagrams can be connected to mutually and non-mutually exclusive events.
Fundamental Counting Principle: Definition, Examples & QuizStudents learn what the fundamental counting principle is and how it relates to probability.
How to Calculate a PermutationThe lesson explains permutations, permutation notation and how to calculate permutations.
Math Combinations: Formula and Example ProblemsThe instructor defines combinations and uses examples to illustrate how to use the combination formula.

9 Lessons in Chapter 48: 6th-8th Grade Math: Probability
Introduction to Probability: Formula & Examples

1. Introduction to Probability: Formula & Examples

Ever taken a chance on something? Before you took that chance, did you want to know what your chances were on actually winning? Then you were dealing with probability, the likelihood that a specific event will occur.

Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

2. Probability of Independent and Dependent Events

Sometimes probabilities need to be calculated when more than one event occurs. These types of compound events are called independent and dependent events. Through this lesson, we will look at some real-world examples of how to calculate these probabilities.

Experimental Probability: Definition & Predictions

3. Experimental Probability: Definition & Predictions

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the concept of experimental probability and apply it to coins, dice, a deck of cards, and even real world scenarios.

Probability of Compound Events: Definition & Examples

4. Probability of Compound Events: Definition & Examples

Determining the probability of compound events involves finding the probability of each event and then determining how to combine them. This lesson will give you the tools to find the probability and finish with a quiz to cement your knowledge.

Mutually Exclusive Events & Non-mutually Exclusive Events

5. Mutually Exclusive Events & Non-mutually Exclusive Events

In this lesson, we look at the ideas of mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events. As we will learn, just because two events are non-mutually exclusive events are possible, that doesn't make them likely.

Set Theory, Venn Diagrams & Exclusive Events

6. Set Theory, Venn Diagrams & Exclusive Events

In this lesson, we're going to go over the concepts of sets and Venn diagrams, as well mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events in terms of how they all tie in together.

Fundamental Counting Principle: Definition & Examples

7. Fundamental Counting Principle: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the fundamental counting principle, a method for determining how many ways choices can be made from groups. Several examples will be given.

How to Calculate a Permutation

8. How to Calculate a Permutation

A permutation is a method used to calculate the total outcomes of a situation where order is important. In this lesson, John will use permutations to help him organize the cards in his poker hand and order a pizza.

Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

9. Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

Combinations are an arrangement of objects where order does not matter. In this lesson, the coach of the Wildcats basketball team uses combinations to help his team prepare for the upcoming season.

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