Probability
The below QuickQuestion Interface © generates 10 random probability questions.
Choose which environment you want to work in (coins, dice, cards, spinners or balls in bags), or have a mixture of them all. Then choose which type of question you would like to work on.
When entering probabilities, type the fraction like this 1/2
For the "Is it Biased" type, you must enter either "biased" or "fair" for each question, unless it is a question about balls in bags. In this case type the number followed by the colour, and separate each with a comma. The colours need to be in the right order. For example "2 Red, 3 Green, 1 Yellow"
Choose which environment you want to work in (coins, dice, cards, spinners or balls in bags), or have a mixture of them all. Then choose which type of question you would like to work on.
When entering probabilities, type the fraction like this 1/2
For the "Is it Biased" type, you must enter either "biased" or "fair" for each question, unless it is a question about balls in bags. In this case type the number followed by the colour, and separate each with a comma. The colours need to be in the right order. For example "2 Red, 3 Green, 1 Yellow"
Ideas for Teachers
This is a good alternative to the QQI activity, if you just want to put 10 questions on the board. Then you can get answers from students to enter in the boxes before checking them, and correcting as necessary.
However, the real power in this activity is when you get the students using it themselves. In a computer lesson, set them all going on the activity, and get them to repeat until they get every question correct.
Or you can set it as a homework, telling them the conditions to use (different conditions for different students to differentiate the homework). Then get them to do one or two sets, all correct, and to take a screen shot and either email it to you, or, even better, stick it in their books. Since the questions are random, every student will get a different set of questions, and the immediate feedback means they can go back and correct their work straight away.
This is a good alternative to the QQI activity, if you just want to put 10 questions on the board. Then you can get answers from students to enter in the boxes before checking them, and correcting as necessary.
However, the real power in this activity is when you get the students using it themselves. In a computer lesson, set them all going on the activity, and get them to repeat until they get every question correct.
Or you can set it as a homework, telling them the conditions to use (different conditions for different students to differentiate the homework). Then get them to do one or two sets, all correct, and to take a screen shot and either email it to you, or, even better, stick it in their books. Since the questions are random, every student will get a different set of questions, and the immediate feedback means they can go back and correct their work straight away.
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