In this probability learning exercise, learners solve 4 word problems in which probability of a particular outcome is calculated. Students explain their answers.
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Theoretical Probability Activity
If you keep rolling a die, you'll roll a five exactly one-sixth of the time—right? A probability lesson prompts young mathematicians to roll a die 100 times and use the data to calculate empirical probabilities. They then compare these...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Activity: An Experiment with Dice
Roll the dice with this activity and teach young mathematicians about probability. Record outcomes for rolling two number cubes in order to determine what is most likely to happen. Graph the data and investigate patterns in the results,...
3rd - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Find the Experimental Probability by Creating a Ratio
Check out a great visual introduction to probability and how to write a ratio expressing the outcomes. The video first reviews how to find the probability and the difference between theoretical and experimental. Use the classic dice...
4 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Understand the Law of Large Numbers by Comparing Experimental Results to the Theoretical Probability
If we flip four tails in a row, does that mean all coin flips will be tails? With the law of large numbers, your mathematicians will learn that with more trials their experimental probability will get closer to the theoretical...
5 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed