Flip a Coin
Pupils are introduced to the concept of probability. In groups, they make a prediction about how many times a coin might show heads or tails when flipped. They carry out the experiment and record their results to compare it to their prediction.
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The Difference Between Theoretical Probabilities and Estimated Probabilities
Flip a coin to determine whether the probability of heads is one-half. Pupils use simulated data to find the experimental probability of flipping a coin. Participants compare the long run relative frequency with the known theoretical...
7th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review How Random is a Coin Toss?
It turns out that coin tosses might not be random after all. A math professor explains the results of his work in a video from the Numberphile Coins series. Flipping a coin results in the original state (heads or tails) 51 percent of the...
8 mins 6th - 12th Math
Counting Events: Flipping Unfair Coins
Who said life was fair? An interactive uses an area diagram to represent the probabilities of flipping unfair coins. Pupils use the diagram to calculate the probabilities of outcomes of flipping the two coins. The scholars must decide...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed