 Secondary Mathematics II

Strand: STATISTICS - Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability (S.CP)

Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data (Standards S.CP.1, 4�5). Use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events in a uniform probability model (Standard S.CP.6).

Standard S.CP.1

Describe events as subsets of a sample space (the set of outcomes) using characteristics (or categories) of the outcomes, or as unions, intersections, or complements of other events (“or,” “and,” “not”).

• Describing Events
The purpose of this task is to illustrate standard S.CP.1, which provides a review of the definitions of sample space and events. Students are asked to describe events both verbally and as subsets of a sample space.
• Introduction to the Materials (Math 2)
Introduction to the Materials in the Mathematics Two of the The MVP classroom experience begins by confronting students with an engaging task and then invites them to grapple with solving it. As students ideas emerge, take form, and are shared, the teacher orchestrates the student discussions and explorations towards a focused mathematical goal. As conjectures are made and explored, they evolve into mathematical concepts that the community of learners begins to embrace as effective strategies for analyzing and solving problems.
• Marbles
This activity helps the student understand randomness and probability by pulling marbles out of a bag.
• Medical Testing
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students are able to make sense of a real life situation and decide what math to apply to the problem, understand and calculate the conditional probability of an event A, given an event B, and interpret the answer in terms of a model, and represent events as a subset of a sample space using tables, tree diagrams, and Venn diagrams.
• Modeling Conditional Probabilities 1: Lucky Dip
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students are able to understand conditional probability and represent events as a subset of a sample space using tables and tree diagrams.
• Representing Conditional Probabilities 2
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students understand conditional probability. http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Joleigh Honey and see the Mathematics - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer Throndsen .