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#### Let's Flip a Coin

In this probability learning exercise, students use a TI graphing calculator to simulate flipping a coin and compare their results (experimental probability) to the expected results (theoretical probability). The five page learning...

Illustrative Mathematics

#### Heads or Tails

Heads! A great way to practice probability is to flip a coin in class. The provided data allows your mathematicians to predict the probability of heads in ten coin flips. Bring coins to class and allow your own trial of heads or tails....

US National Library of Medicine

#### Monster Genetics Lab

Harness young scientists' knowledge of genetics with an engaging science activity. Students start by flipping a coin to determine the genotypes and phenotypes of two parent monsters, before using Punnett squares to determine the...

Teach Engineering

#### Processes on Complex Networks

Introduces your class to random processes in networks with an activity that uses information about disease spread using the susceptible, infectious, resistant (SIR) model. Participants determine whether a susceptible person becomes...

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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...

Chicago Botanic Garden

#### The Carbon Cycle

There is 30 percent more carbon in the atmosphere today than there was 150 years ago. The first instructional activity in the four-part series teaches classes about the carbon cycle. Over two to three days, classes make a model of the...

Numberphile

#### Penney's Game

Stack the odds in your favor. Scholars watch a video in the Numberphile Coins series that introduces a game where contestants pick a sequence of three coin flips (such as HHT) and keep flipping a coin until that sequence appears. The...

Project Maths

#### Outcomes of Coin Tosses

Flip a coin: heads, use the resource; tails, use the resource. The fourth of six installments of the Statistics & Probability unit looks at coin tosses and probability. The class conducts an experiment and sees that the outcomes of...

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#### Decisions, Decisions!

How does one go about making a decision? Go with the flow, flip a coin? How about rock, paper, scissors? What things should be taken into consideration when making a decision? Does one need to consider benefits and/or consequences? A...

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#### Probability of Chance Events - Guided Lesson

Show learners that their choices can change based on probability. The lesson discusses the idea of theoretical and experimental probability when choosing items or flipping a coin. Use the page with the additional resources provided for a...

PBS

#### What is a Random Walk?

Take a walk down random lane. Scholars learn about random walks, where a random process like flipping a coin determines the next move of the walk. The video explains the difference between recurrent and transient walks based on whether a...

Numberphile

#### 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...

CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 7th Grade Math – Target I

The probability is high that these questions will challenge your pupils! The ninth and final installment of the Grade 7 Claim 1 Slideshow series, a set of items assesses the understanding of simple and compound probability concepts....

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#### Probability Games and Activities, Unit 10

Looking for tangible ways to practice probability with your class? Through 4 activities, students practice with experimental probability, using math to make educated guesses, then testing it through physically completing the experiment....

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#### Excel Lesson Plan Coin Statistics

Second graders determine the difference between making a prediction and determining actual information. They design a spreadsheet for a coin flipping activity on which they include their predictions and what actual happens when they flip...

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#### Heads or Tails

Seventh graders compare experimental and theoretical probabilities. In this comparing experimental and theoretical probabilities lesson, 7th graders discuss the theoretical probability of flipping a coin. Students flip a coin 25 times...

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#### Coin Probability

In this probability worksheet, 5th graders work with various coins. Students study the given picture and respond to 10 questions about the likelihood of pulling out each of the different coins.

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#### Probability

Sixth graders explore theoretical and experimental probability. For this probability lesson, 6th graders participate in several hands-on activities involving the comparison of theoretical probability to the actual results. Games include...

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#### Flip a Coin

Students 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...

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#### Math Center: Fishing

In this math instructional activity, students reinforce addition and subtraction facts 0 to 12 by collaborating in a fishing game. Kids fish for numbers with a magnet and create a math sentence, flipping a coin to determine the operation...

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#### Coin Probability

Fourth graders, in pairs, receive three different types of coin bags. They pick coins out of the bag and tally what was picked fifteen times. They do it with all three bags for three separate tallies.

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#### Expected Outcome

Young scholars determine expected values of experiments and explore distributions of experiments. They guess as to how many times a coin will flip heads in fifty tries. They flip a coin fifty times graphing the results on a histogram....

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#### Genetics: Who are you?

Study, manipulate, and research genetic traits. Discuss how genetic traits are passed from one generation to another. Classmates explore how they look like their parents and debate whether or not they can do anything about it? They...

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#### Curses and Re-Curses! It's Happening Again.

Students study basic recursion by exploring patterns in the data they generate from two simple probability-based experiments. In the first, students flip a coin to discover how many times they must flip it before it lands on "heads."...