Heads or Tails

Seventh graders compare experimental and theoretical probabilities.  In this comparing experimental and theoretical probabilities instructional activity, 7th graders discuss the theoretical probability of flipping a coin.  Students flip a coin 25 times and record their results.  Students combine their results with their classmates.  Students discuss how theoretical and experimental probabilities compare.

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Grade
7th
Subjects
Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2003
Usage Permissions
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