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Ch 35: SBA Math - Grade 8: Probability

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Boost your students' readiness to respond to probability questions by having them watch this chapter's video lessons. Instructors explain set theory, the counting principle, permutations and probability events to help them prepare for related topics in the 8th grade SBA in math.

SBA Math - Grade 8: Probability - Chapter Summary

Let your 8th graders use our short video lessons to build and improve their math skills in the area of probability. These lessons cover several methods and techniques for solving probability problems to help students get ready for the 8th grade SBA in math. By the time they make it through the chapter, they'll be able to do the following:

  • Find the probability of independent and dependent events
  • Explain experimental probability
  • Determine the probability of compound events
  • Distinguish between mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events
  • Define set theory
  • Use the counting principle to solve problems
  • Calculate permutations
  • Identify the formula for math combinations

Our lessons, which are viewable on computers and mobile devices, contain videos, transcripts and self-assessment quizzes. Typically lasting less than 10 minutes, each entertaining video features step-by-step explanations of concepts and example problems to ensure your students grasp the material.

9 Lessons in Chapter 35: SBA Math - Grade 8: Probability
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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 Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

4. Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

Simple, compound, and complementary events are different types of probabilities. Each of these probabilities are calculated in a slightly different fashion. In this lesson, we will look at some real world examples of these different forms of probability.

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.

How to Use the Fundamental Counting Principle

7. How to Use the Fundamental Counting Principle

There are many situations in which you will have to make several decisions simultaneously. The fundamental counting principle will help you determine how many different possible outcomes there are when you have to make multiple simultaneous decisions.

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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