Mathematics/Physics
Laws
of Probability: Mutually Exclusive–vs–Mutually Inclusive Draws or
Playing the
Odd’s
Mikail A.
Siddiq 
Raymond School 
3663 So. Wabash 

CHICAGO IL
60653 

(773)5351745 
Objectives:
I
want my students to learn the difference between a mutually exclusive
and a
mutually inclusive draw and the resulting effect.
This presentation could be used for students from grades 8 thru
16 with relative ease.
Material(s):
The materials used for this presentation are for a class size approximately of 25 students. They will need the following materials:
Five (5) to
Ten (10) 
Decks of
playing cards 
Five (5) to
Ten (10) 
Sets of Dice 
25 or More 
Lottery
playing cards of various games: 
Example:
Big Game, Lotto, and Little Lotto.
Strategy:
To show the students how to
cut down the odds or reduce the probabilities of losing by using Fractions
and Decimals to show the better odds or probabilities.
Performance
Assessment:
The
performance assessment is to see if the students understood the use of
fractions and decimals to increase their changes of winning. If they
actually
put this strategy to use and become successful at using it, then the
money they
win will be their grading rubric.
Conclusions:
This
presentation was not intended to influence people to gamble. It was
intended to
show you how the Gaming Industry, which is Government Regulated, uses
fractions
and decimals to cut down their chances of losing.
References:
The
terms mutually exclusive and mutually inclusive and their definitions
were
taken from the following book: Book 2 – Modern Algebra and
Trigonometry
structure and method, Revised Edition, Dolciani, Berman, Wooton.