Marbles

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Grab some marbles from a bag. The applet simulates drawing marbles from a bag. Pupils determine the number of four colors of marbles in a bag and how many marbles to draw. Using information on whether order matters in the draw and if marbles are replaced, the interactive provides the theoretical probabilities and the experimental probabilities based on the number of trials.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on how to find permutations and combinations
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be familiar with probability
  • Expects the class has knowledge of independent and dependent events
Pros

  • Includes directions on how to use the applet and its limitations
  • Contains links to related resources
Cons

  • None