Statistics and Probability Teacher Resources
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The comprehensive, overall purpose in teaching probability is to help students draw conclusions about the characteristics of a large group given a small sample taken from the group. Probability is related to predicting the chance of a certain event taking place, or failing to take place.They need to be steered away from guessing outcomes. Experimenting should allow them to approach fairly accurate results.
Students explore experimental and theoretical probability. In this statistics lesson, students collect data and graph their results on a coordinate plane. They identify the line of best fit.
Students use probabilities to make decisions. In this statistics lesson plan, students explore theoretical and experimental probability. They develop strategies for analyzing probability.
In this statistics worksheet, students examine different events after translating the word problems into equations and choose which event is most likely to occur. There are 14 questions with an answer key.
Students brainstorm items they have that use memory and view Statistical Process Control PowerPoint presentation. They complete Statistical Process Control Simulation/experiment then find the average, range and standard deviation in their results.
Your statisticians examine the characteristics of conditional probability and the probability of simultaneous independent events. They perform computer activities to find probabilities for simple compound events. They examine the difference between theoretical probability and experimental probability by playing various games. Loaded with linked resources: vocabulary, game directions (requires JAVA to view), charts, discussion guides, and more.
Eleventh graders investigate binomial probabilities. In this Algebra II lesson, 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 statistics learning exercise, 11th graders complete word problems by analyzing data given to them. They answer the probability of an even occurring and reasons it should occur. There are 16 questions on this learning exercise.
Students demonstrate how to find the probability of events. In this probability lesson, students use colored tiles in a paper bag and randomly select one at a time to record the probability.
Students investigate the area of squares and circles. For this geometry lesson, students calculate the area and probability of simple events. They work on a laptop using Safari.
What is the difference between experimental and theoretical probability? Use this two-sided worksheet to give learners a simple introduction to these concepts, and a chance to practice them. Examples on the first side offer a chance to model for students during class what they will be doing at home. For practice, students answer 7 word problems using both theoretical and experimental probability.
Students explore and define the concept of probability. They utilize a random number generator to determine the fairness of a game. Internet and printable versions fo the activities are included.
Students participate in activities in which they focus on the uses of numbers. The activities use the theme of games to develop concepts of measurement and statistics. These lessons include an individual activity for many different grade levels.
Sixth graders examine the use of probability in daily life. In this probability lesson, 6th graders listen to scenarios from Louis Sachar's, Holes, after discussing probability in everyday life. They pretend they are detectives who are presented with a blood sample case from the book. They work in groups to complete a worksheet and present their findings to the class.
Third graders explore probability. In this probability lesson, 3rd graders work in pairs and use spinners to calculate the probability of landing on a particular color. Students record the probability results and discuss them with the class.
Students conduct simple probability experiments. In this statistics instructional activity, students use spinner boards to record the probability of the outcome. Students graph the outcomes of the experiment.
Fifth graders count, sort, and classify M&M's by color. They use their data to create a pictograph, bar graph, circle graph, and in small groups analyze the data and create a graph on a math website. They also determine the ratio of each color of M&M's to the entire bag and predict the probability of selecting one color at random from a large bag.
Tenth graders use mathematical models to predict and analyze data generated by student investigations. Students review basic descriptive statistics and probability using an exploration of a tree trunk diameter vs. circumference to derive a mathematical relationship. Students do a literature search to find other examples of mathematical models in scientific research. Students carry out their own inquiry projects using mathematical models and statistical data analysis.
For this data, probability, and statistics worksheet, learners complete problems and interpret graphs for temperature, testing, and more. Students complete 5 problems.