# Month: August 2015

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## Probability and Statistics – Developing a Probability Model

Most of us are familiar with games of chance. Some of the objects used in games of chance are very similar to probability models. Probability models are helpful to predict […]

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## Probability and Statistics – Using a sample to generalize about a population

“Three out of four people prefer Brand X toothpaste.” We hear these claims all the time. How did these claims come about? Was every single person in the world asked […]

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## New BuzzMath Activity – Creating, Interpreting and Analyzing Scatter Plots

Feeling scattered? Get it together and check out Creating, Interpreting and Analyzing Scatter Plots. This activity begins with a review of plotting points on a coordinate grid and then challenges […]

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## New Buzzmath Activiy – Approximating the Probability of a Chance Event

How do we think about events in our daily lives? How much of it happens by chance? Can we predict any of it? In the activity Approximate the Probability of […]

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## New Buzzmath Activity – Relations, Functions and Coordinate Graphs – Points of Intersection

“I hope our paths cross again.” If someone tells you this, what does it mean? What path? Let’s think about it. If we were walking towards each other there would […]

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## New Buzzmath Activity – Equations with one solution, infinitely many, and no solutions

Life is a balance….and so is an equation. In our search for balance in both life and mathematics we at times either find many solutions, infinite solutions or no solution […]

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## New Buzzmath Activity – Properties of Operations to Factor Linear Expressions with Rational Coefficients

Let’s factorise! That sounds like a workout, doesn’t it? But there’s nothing strenuous about factorising. The term factorise is used in the UK instead of its American counterpart, factor. The […]

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## New Buzzmath Activity – Populations and samples

Many of us like to try before we buy…whether it’s a beauty or household product, a food item or recipe, or even a piece of music. Many consumers like to […]