Possibility space worksheet

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Possibility space diagram screen grabbed from worksheet

Download a one side worksheet on possibility spaces in probability [ PDF ].

The worksheet has an example of throwing two dice and adding the scores, and tries to explain why there ate 36 equally likely outcomes, of which six happen to give a score of 7. The first version of this worksheet had some of the possibility space illustrated above filled in as a guide. That proved counter productive as students forgot to count the filled in squares as outcomes!

Table formatting in OpenOffice.org follows a slightly different approach to the same process in MS Office Word. In OpenOffice, you have to…

  • Select the row
  • Select Table | Table Properties
  • Click repeatedly until the line style you want appears in the dialog box

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