Probability Graphing—Probability Explorations

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Mark Twain said, "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable." Building on the previous lesson in the two-part series, scholars learn to graph the progression toward theoretical probability and the interpretation of statistics. They critically consider various graphs before completing their own trials. The graph from each member of the class offers a comparison for discussion of theoretical versus experimental probability.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce tree diagrams for modeling probability
  • Encourage pupils to create their own experiments with a higher number of outcomes to graph
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of converting fractions to decimals
Pros

  • Presents teacher reflection questions for improving future instruction
  • Includes more difficult application for high achieving scholars
  • Requires basic materials
Cons

  • None