The student will learn the probability necessary to analyze a lottery and determine probability of winning, expected value of a single entry, and the mechanics of setting up a lottery as a fair game.
Basic Definition of Probability
Permutations and Combinations
Definition of a Fair Game
Simple Probability Calculations
Lottery Probability Calculations
Determination of Expected Value
Analysis of a Fair Game
Design a Lottery to Meet Specifications
Standards: Exceedingly High
The student should be at the Algebra II level or above.
Day 1: Simple Probability
Day 2: Permutations
Day 3: Combinations
Day 4: Lottery Probability
Day 5: Mathematical Expectation & Fair Games
Day 6: Lottery Design Project
Pencil and Paper
These pages were made
through TeacherTECH, the teacher professional development component of GirlTECH,
which is sponsored by the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE)
with support from the National Science Foundation through EOT-PACI.
© June 2001 by Jim Stones.