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Students study basic probability by rolling dice. In this probability instructional activity, students make educated guesses and use different parameters to determine the fairness of the game. Students make predictions during the game and explain their conclusions based on their collected data.
Aspiring statisticians create tree diagrams and figure probabilities of events based on those diagrams. They practice adding and multiplying fractions and explain complementary probabilities. Students use computers activities to make models and discover the basic concepts of probability models.
Students compare experimental probability results with expected theoretical values. They study basic probability expected values for the flip of a fair coin and the roll of a fair die. They accumulate experimental data based on actual experiments with a coin and a die. They use a graphing calculator to simulate further experimental values. Finally, they hypothesize as to the results of even further simulated trials
Eleventh graders investigate binomial probabilities. In this Algebra II lesson plan, 11th graders conduct a hand-on experiment of rolling a die and keeping track of the numbers of successes and failures. They then simulate the experiment using the TI-nspire handheld and compare experimental probability to theoretical probability.
In this probability worksheet, students solve and complete 13 different problems. First, they define probability and express it as a fraction, percent, and a decimal. Then, students toss a number of coins given and report the outcomes. They also roll dice and draw cards from a deck at random.
In this math worksheet, students perform 2 math investigations pertaining to probability--flipping pennies and rolling dice. Students record on the worksheet the results of each attempt, then graph the results. Note: The directions instruct students to read the Facts and Reminders page but it is not included. The instructions provided on these pages are clear and sufficient.
Eleventh graders investigate binomial probability. In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders conduct an experiment in which they roll a die and keep track of the number of successes and failures. Using a TI-nspire handheld, they then simulate the experiment and compare their experimental probabilities to the theoretical probabilities.
Students explore the concept of theoretical and experimental probability. In this theoretical and experimental probability lesson, students roll dice, draw marbles out of a bag, and draw a card from a deck of cards. Students perform each experiment numerous times. Students compare theoretical with their experimental probability.
Students play a game that uses three dice to determine movement of player pieces. They analyze the game using probability. After the game is over, they analyze and discuss various situations during the main activity that were influenced by the roll of the dice and probability.
Students explore the concept of conditional probability and probability of simultaneous events. In this conditional probability and probability of simultaneous events lesson, students roll dice or use and applet to roll dice to determine probability of a particular outcome. Students try to predict the probability of members of their group winning.
Upper graders examine the concept of probability. They collect data and create a bar graph. They must interpret the data as well. Everyone engages in hands-on games and activities which lead them to predict possible outcomes for a specific event. This amazingly-thorough, 13-page plan has worksheets, video streaming links, and assessments embedded in it.