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The Chance Database

The Chance Server: Information useful for teaching any probability or statistics course that uses current news involving probability or statistical concepts.
Probability Tutorials

Created by Noel Vaillant, PhD from Imperial College, London, these 20 probability tutorials "are meant to be a complete online course on measure theory, lebesgue integration and probability." The exercises are designed to give students all the necessary tools to prove problems themselves. There are solutions for tutorials 1-6, and more are regularly added. Tutorial headings include Dynkin systems,...

Wikis are increasing in popularity, and recently the well-established Chance mathematical site went just plain "wiki". The original Chance newsletter was started in 1992, and was intended to "review current issues in the news that use probability or statistical concepts." As one might surmise, the newsletter was geared primarily towards educators, but since then it has gained a broad following....
Math Lessons

The creator of this site is one Gisele Glosser, who happens to be the "Mrs. Glosser" referenced throughout the site. She is also an experienced math teacher who has worked in New York and New Jersey. In an effort to assist her fellow educators, she has created this delightful collection of math lessons. Visitors will want to look over the lessons, which are listed in full here. While some of the...
PBS Teachers: Math

PBS has developed a number of websites for educators, and their PBS Teachers site has received a number of accolades and high praise from diverse quarters. First-time visitors to the site may wish to first use the drop-down menus here to select a grade range and a topic that interests them. After doing so, a set of relevant materials will be offered to them, organized by topic and intended grade...*&selected_...
Probability Tutorials [Last reviewed in the Scout Report on November 24, 1999]

When the Scout Report last visited the Probability Tutorials in 1999, there were just twelve tutorials on this site. Since that time, the tutorials offered here have grown both in number (from twelve to twenty) and in their overall scope and breadth. The site was created and is still maintained by Noel Vaillant, who received his PhD from Imperial College, London. Currently, the site contains...
Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

This excellent resource from the Annenberg Media group provides teachers with materials to teach data analysis, statistics, and probability. The materials here are organized around the content standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The focus is on introducing these concepts as an integrated "problem-solving process." The programs were produced by WGBH in Boston and...
Probability Lesson Starters and Online Activities

Simply defined, probability is the measure of the likeliness that an event will occur. Often represented as a number between 0 and 1, where 0 indicates impossibility and 1 represents certainty, a great deal of mystery lies within these narrow conceptual confines. This site, from Transum Mathematics, offers hundreds of probability activities, as well as links to other websites containing...