Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today's opener (pdf).

Today's lesson (pdf) looked at the concepts of probability and odds.

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Play around with the Cold War Kids video and try to answer the two questions from the lesson:

    a) If we set all of the tracks before we start, how many different videos could we watch?

    b) How many clips did each musician have to record?

    c) Bonus question: If we started watching all the possible different versions we could watch starting tomorrow in class, and only watched during our Algebra class (and did nothing else - you wish), on what day and at what time would we finish watching the videos? (Helpful link: AHS Calendar)

  2. Here are two interesting articles about probability that you might be interested in.

    5 Worries Parents Should Drop, and 5 They Shouldn't looks at what parents typically fear will happen to their kids (but is actually pretty unlikely), and what they should be concerned about (because they have a higher probability of happening).

    Chances Are looks at a conditional probability problem involving the likelihood of having breast cancer is you have a positive mammogram. We won't be getting into conditional probability this year, but it's still an interesting and important article for you to see how probability is something you need a good handle on in order to make good health care decisions.

  3. Watch (including completing the Guided Practice and Self-Check sections) the Find Probability and Odds video.

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