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apt4Maths: Set of 6 PowerPoint Presentations on Probability for GCSE (and Key Stage 3) Mathematics

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This set of 6 PowerPoint Presentations, written by a highly experienced teacher (of 25+ years), senior examiner and reviser for Maths and Stats examinations, are designed for use by:

  • any teacher – not necessarily a maths specialist – as part of their own delivery of lessons.
  • students working independently.

They can be used by:

  • cover teachers.
  • students who are unable to attend their lesson in person.

Each PowerPoint Presentation includes:

  • Lesson objectives
  • Step-by-step explanations of the subject matter
  • Examples to aid understanding
  • Questions to check understanding
  • Answers to questions, with explanations
  • Suggestions regarding which topic(s) should be moved on to next.

Product Information

This set of 6 PowerPoint Presentations (92 slides, excluding Title Pages) covers the following topics relating to ‘Probability’: 

  • 01 Introduction – Terminology & Values (9 slides): Reviews probability terms and explains the range of probability values.
  • 02 Simple Probability (14 slides): Explains how to calculate simple probability, what is meant by ‘mutually exclusive’ and how to calculate the probability of something NOT happening.
  • 03 Expected Outcomes & Relative Frequency (14 slides): Explains how to calculate the number of times you expect something to occur, how to express relative frequency as an estimate for probability, and how to look out for bias.
  • 04 Outcomes (19 slides): Explains how to document outcomes for single and multiple events using listing or two-way tables or possibility space diagrams, and how to summarise outcomes using frequency trees and two-way tables, as well as how to calculate the number of combinations or arrangements of objects in different situations.
  • 05 Tree Diagrams, OR and AND (16 slides): Explains how to create and use tree diagrams, what is meant by ‘dependent’ and ‘independent’ events, and the formulae for the ‘OR’ and ‘AND’ rules.
  • 06 Venn Diagrams, Set Notation & Conditional Probability (20 slides): Explains set notation, how to create and use Venn Diagrams and (for higher tier students) how to find conditional probability.

Note: Additional PowerPoint presentations are available from APT Initiatives Ltd to supplement the three GCSE Mathematics statistics packs (‘Collecting & Presenting Data’, ‘Analysing Data’ and ‘Probability’) to cover the additional topics required for GCSE Statistics, such as population pyramids, choropleth maps, weighted mean, geometric mean, time series (and moving averages), standard deviation, variance and distributions (including skewness coefficients), birth and death rates, base rates, price indexes, standardised rates, quality assurance and a variety of correlation coefficients.

Download Sample Material

apt4Maths PowerPoint on Probability - Introduction - Terminology and Values

Key Information

The purchase of this resource comes with a licence to make the resource available in digital and / or in print form (including photocopying) to the staff and students attending the purchasing institution, ie the individual school / college on a single site.

The resource may be distributed via a secure virtual learning environment. It must not be made available on any public or insecure website or other platform.

The resource must not be distributed to other institutions that are members of the same academy chain or similar organisation; each individual institution must purchase their own copy of the resource direct from APT Initiatives Ltd.

The resource (or any part of the resource) must not be distributed to any other individual or organisation in any form, or by any means. Any person who does any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

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