Lessons for Probability

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  • The Coloured Cube Question - … The Coloured Cube Question Keywords: chances experimental probabilities fair likelihoods outcomes possibilities probabilities theoretical probabilities Units of Work Purpose: Two red and two … to describe probabilities. Specific Learning Outcomes: find a theoretical probability use more than one way to find a theoretical probability check theoretical probabilities by … calculate theoretical probabilities how to test probabilities by trialling how to generalise to arbitrary numbers of objects that theoretical probability and experimental probability may …
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  • What Are My Chances? - … experiments today and exploring probabilities. Begin the lesson with a discussion of theoretical probability. Write the formula for probability on the board: P … definition for what theoretical probability is. Discuss the student explanations for theoretical probability and help them understand that theoretical probability is the likeliness … there a connection between theoretical and experimental probability? [Experimental probability will get closer to theoretical probability as more trials are conducted. This is …
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  • probability unit - grade one - … , for students to have a solid base for building on probability skills.* Probability helps students learn critical thinking skills.* These students have … to the probability word chart-Discuss with students how probability has something to do with making predictions, and that we use probability in … all students' work. * Students will have their completed probability activity and their probability folder displayed to show to the visitors. * Parents will …
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  • Just Think of the Possibilities! - … the Mathematical Academic Content Standards for Data Analysis and Probability. Students conduct simple probability experiments and list and count possible combinations. Distribute … , six, eight and 10. 5. Write the terms "theoretical probability" and "experimental probability" on the board or place terms on cards for … (glue, tape, index cards, computers, etc.) Vocabulary: event experimental probability outcome probability theoretical probability tree diagram Research Connections: Arter, Judith and Jay McTighe …
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  • Long Running - … theoretical and experimental probabilities Description of mathematics: This unit considers the notions of theoretical and experimental probability. Theoretical probability is the probability that an event will occur according to the ratio: Probability of event = Experimental probability is the probability that … : What is the difference between theoretical probability and experimental probability? What is theoretical probability? What is experimental probability? Make a poster with class definitions …
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  • What Are the Chances...? - … words experimental probability and theoretical probability. (students will write the probability of heads as and the probability of tails as ). Activity: Using the probability website … between the session probability (experimental probability) and the expected probability (theoretical probability). Introduce and differentiate between the terms theoretical probability and experimental probability. Flip the quarter …
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  • How Likely Am I to...? - … if marbles aren’t available) Handout – Probability – Side 1 Handout – Probability – Side 2 Key Words • • • • • Probability Trial Experiment Outcome Ratio Anticipatory Set/Introduction … are going to discuss probability. Ask: Who has heard of probability before? Where have you heard the term “probability” used? (Answers may include … (i.e., reports talking about the probability of rain or snow in certain areas, the probability of a certain candidate winning an …
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  • Take A Chance? Probably! - … process and vocabulary involved in probability. Students will become familiar with the difference between statistical probability and experimental probability and be able to … of the difference between statistical probability and experimental probability. • Determine if a given situation is fair. • Calculate the probability that an outcome will … and determine the number of outcomes possible. Vocabulary Statistical probability Experimental probability Outcome Chances Materials Per Class Chart paper Magic markers 500 …
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  • What Are Your Chances (includes BLMs Probability Diagrams and Rolling Your Luck) - … with probability on an individual basis. Review the BLM Probability Diagrams and have the students figure out simple probabilities (e.g., the probability of rolling a two on one number cube or the probability of getting an … or 11 and the individual probabilities found in the earlier examples [probability of rolling a sum of 5 + probability of rolling a sum …
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  • Fat Chance - … process of helping students to learn the basic principles of probability. Probability is a way of measuring the chance of something happening … . But not all probabilities are that high. The lottery is an example of a very low probability. The probability of winning the lottery … and determine the probability using the game. • Study games from other cultures that use probability. • Investigate the use of probability and the economy …
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