## Glossary: Module 6

All informal definitions are based on

my own experience and knowledge

### Term*: Probability*

* Informal Definition:*

Probability is a number that tells the likelihood that an

event will happen.

*Formal Definition:*

Probability is the chance that something will happen.

Definition from: mathisfun.com

*Example of Probability:*

* *Example from: exchange.smarttech.com

### Term*: Outcome*

* Informal Definition:*

*Outcome is the final product.*

*Formal Definition:*

Outcome is the result of a single trial of an experiment.

Definition from: math goodies.com

*Example of Outcome:*

Example from: onlinecraps.net

### Term*: Independent Event*

* Informal Definition:*

*Independent events are consecutive events that do not*

* depend on what happened previously.*

*Formal Definition:*

Independent events are events in which the outcome of one

event does not affect the outcome of the other event.

Definition From**: coachmath.com**

*Example of Independent Event:*

*Term: Tree Diagram** *

* **Informal Definition:*

* A tree diagram is **a visual aid that shows all feasible *

*outcomes. *

*Formal Definition:*

*A tree diagram is a graphic organizer that shows all the *

*possible outcomes of an event.*

** **Definition from: icoachmath.com

*Example of Tree Diagram*

Example from: math.youngzones.org

*Term: Pascal’s Triangle*

* Informal Definition:*

*Pascal’s Triangle is a triangle of numbers where every*

* number is the sum of **the two numbers above it.*

*Formal Definition:*

*Pascal’s Triangle is the arrangement of the binomial*

* coefficients in a pattern.*

*Definition from: icoachmath.com *

*Example of Pascal’s Triangle *

*Example from: shodor.org *

I love the graphics that you used on this blogpost!

Kasey

Jennifer,

You definitions are easy for kids to understand and the images really work well.

Pat