STATWORDS: INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS

Probability

The resources below were chosen to align with the Clackamas Community College statistics curriculum.

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Basic Definitions

Random circumstance (aka probability experiment, statistical experiment
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Simple event (aka outcome or sample point)
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Sample space
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Event
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Computing Basic Probabilities

What we mean by probability in this course
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Introduction to probability
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Overview of how probability is calculated
SurfStat Australia

Sample space, outcomes, events: picking marbles from a bag
Khan Academy

Simple probability: coin flipping, dice rolling, and both at once
Khan Academy

Rolling two dice
Khan Academy

Interactive web page: Rolling two dice
Khan Academy

Interactive web page: Picking balls from a bag
Khan Academy

Introduction to Compound Events

Helpful overview: basic probabilities, "and", "or", conditional probabilities
onlinestatbook.com

Intro to "and", "or" probabilities: picking from a deck of cards
Khan Academy

 

 

Complementary Events

Complement of an event
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Conditional Probabilities

Conditional probability definition
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Interactive web page: Illustrations of conditional probabilities
onlinestatbook.com

The Multiplication Rule, Independent and Dependent Events

The multiplication rule
STEPS Project, U of Glasgow

Definition of independent events
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Examples of the addition and multiplication rules with diagrams
SurfStat Australia

Deciding if events are independent or dependent
Khan Academy

Example of multiplication rule for independent events: dice rolling
Khan Academy

Example of multiplication rule for dependent events: picking marbles from a bag
Khan Academy

Interactive web page: Practice with dependent probabilities
Khan Academy

The Addition Rule, Mututally Exclusive Events (aka Disjoint Events)

The addition rule
STEPS Project, U of Glasgow

Definition of mutually exclusive events (aka disjoint events)
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Examples of the addition and multiplication rules with diagrams
SurfStat Australia

 

Interactive web page: Practice with the addition and multiplication rules
Khan Academy

Summary of Probability Rules

Complete set of probability rules
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