Probability and Chance in Mathematics
This free online math course from Alison introduces you to the mathematics of probability and chance.
Description
This Probability and Chance in Mathematics course introduces you to the mathematics of probability, and chance. As in what is the likely hood of something happing or the various possible results. The course starts off with teaching you about making arrangements and selection in mathematics, then how to calculate the expected value.
Next you will learn about calculating the probability of both simple and compound events, along with probability in independent events. After which you will be introduced to tree diagrams and how to calculate probability with them. You will learn about calculating probability in reverse using Bayes Theorem.
The second module starts off with teaching you about what distributions are and how to compare them. Then you will learn about what binomial distribution is and how to work out a maths problem using binomial distribution and discusses the normal distribution. Lastly you are taught how to use Microsoft Excel to calculate monomial probabilities and the mean of a binomial distribution.
This course would be of great interest to those looking to further their Mathematical knowledge and skill. The course would also be of interest to anyone working in a field that requires lots of predictions, and/or data analysis. Start your next learning journey today and improve your math skills!
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Probability Part 1

Probability Part 1  Learning Outcomes

Arrangements and Selections

Expected Value

Probability Of Simple Events

Probability Of Compound Events

Independent Events

Probability Using Tree Diagrams

Probability Trees With And Without Replacement

Reverse Probability  Bayes' Theorem

Bayes' Theorem And Medical Testing

Probability Patterns Of Discrete Variables

Probability Part 1  Lesson Summary
Probability Part 2

Probability Part 2  Learning Outcomes

Comparing Distributions

The Binomial Distribution

A Problem Using Binomial Distribution

Bernoulli Trials And The Binomial Formula

The Normal Distribution

Using Excel To Calculate Binomial Probabilities

Using Excel To Find The Mean Of A Binomial Distribution

Counting and Probability Part 2  Lesson Summary
Course assessment
Learning Outcomes
Having completed this course students will be able to:
 Discuss and calculate the mathematical ways making arrangement and selections
 Recognise the concept of Expected value
 Discuss and define what probability is
 Calculate the probability of simple and compound events
 Discuss how to calculate probability in reverse
 Recognize Bayes Theorem
 Identify how to calculate the probability distribution
 Define what a Binomial Distribution is and how to calculate it
 Identify how to calculate the normal distribution for continuous variables
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