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Learners explore the concept of conditional probability and probability of simultaneous events. In this conditional probability and probability of simultaneous events lesson plan, students roll dice or use and applet to roll dice to determine probability of a particular outcome. Learners try to predict the probability of members of their group winning.
Seventh graders explore estimation, measurement, and probability. Students conduct surveys and create charts & graphs. They study the history of chocolate. Students design their own magazine advertisement or create a script for a commercial. Students create a candy super hero, report on being a "presidential M&M" or describe their feelings on being the new blue M&M in the bag.
Fourth graders take a post test to examine their strengths in statistics and probability. They collect data about student favorites and make comparisons using that information. They determine the mean, median, mode, and range of given data sets. Finally, they work with die and colored counters to work with how likely an outcome is.
Seventh graders design and conduct a simulation to study a problem and communicate the results. They review probability and then students design a simulation that can be used to explore the probability of an event. Students conduct the experiment and discuss the results.
Explore how statistics are used in everyday life. Your soon-to-be savvy consumers use the Internet to find consumer-related statistical information and learn to make wise consumer decisions. Includes links to a practice sheet about data abuse (with answers), a subsequent lesson (Intro. to Statistics), and three consumer websites for research. They participate in a challenge game in which they present consumer stats they've found online and must verify or refute each others' claims.