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The Birthday Problem: Instructor's Guide

Main Ideas

Students can calculate the average age, the standard deviation, and the probability that two individuals in the class have the same birthday.

Students' Task

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Prerequisite Knowledge

The ability to calculate probabilities, averages, and standard deviation


Activity: Introduction

  • Students will be asked to tally their ages and birthdays, and then calculate a variety of information from the data collected.

Activity: Student Conversations

Activity: Wrap-up


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