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154 resources with the concept theoretical probability

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EngageNY Pre-Calculus and Advanced Topics Module 5: Probability and Statistics

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The 25 lessons in the Module 5 collection are divided into three topics: Probability, Random Variables and Discrete Probability Distributions, and Using Probability to Make Decisions. Each lesson includes teaching tips, exit tickets,...
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Grade 7, Claim 1: Concepts and Procedures Item Slide Shows

For Teachers 7th Standards
Prepare seventh graders for end-of-year assessments with a collection of nine resources packed with teacher and student-friendly slides featuring problems that address the A-I competencies. Questions are modeled after Smarter Balanced...
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EngageNY Grade 7 Math Module 5: Statistics and Probability

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh-grade mathematicians build an understanding of basic probability in a comprehensive 23-lesson unit. Starting with the calculation of probabilities in simple contexts, students go on to explore probability distributions and learn...
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Investigating Chance Processes of Probability

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How likely is it that the school cafeteria will serve chicken tomorrow? Discover the concept of probability with the roll of the dice. Pupils evaluate the liklihood of several statments about everyday life. Then, a mathematical...
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Student Workbook: Statistics and Probability

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Statistically, practicing this packet completely helps young mathematicians do well on the test. The packet is adaptable to many grade levels as it includes basic probability and goes up to data analysis with mean, median, and mode. 
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The Last Banana: A Thought Experiment in Probability

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Your learners will be surprised by the thought-provoking, counterintuitive puzzle presented in this short video that models a fun, fictional situation in which a game is played with two number cubes to decide which of two people wins a...
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How Many Ways Can You Arrange a Deck of Cards?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Entertain and grab your learners' attention with a short video clip that engagingly teaches the concept of a permutation and how a factorial is a wonderful shortcut for theoretical probability calculations.
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Basics of Probability

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young mathematicians spin, roll, and toss their way to a deeper understanding of probability with this collection of hands-on activities. Whether they are determining the fairness of spinners or evaluating the probability of drawing...
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Probability and Relative Frequency

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Go ahead and take a chance. Given the probability of an event, scholars determine the frequency of the event out of a sample. The part of a review series for the General Certificate of Secondary Education math assessment asks classmates...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 7th Grade Math – Target I

For Teachers 7th Standards
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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Exploring Geometric Probabilities with Buffon’s Coin Problem

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars create and perform experiments attempting to answer Buffon's Coin problem. They discover the relationships between geometry and probability, empirical and theoretical probabilities, and area of a circle and square.
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Introduction to Probability

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Take a chance with an activity sure to improve your class's skills. An introductory instructional activity focuses on probability and chance. It shows how probability is always a value between zero and one, i.e., the probability of an...
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Introduction to Playing Cards

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A fun, engaging lesson is definitely in the cards for your future. Pupils explore a deck of playing cards in the fifth of six parts in the Statistics and Probability series to learn about its suits and the number of each card type. They...
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Outcomes of Coin Tosses

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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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Fair Trials with Two Dice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Life's not fair, but dice games should be. After playing a two-person game with a pair of dice, scholars investigate the fairness of the game. They consider the number of possible outcomes using the fundamental counting principle and...
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Probability and Relative Frequency

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
It's all relatively simple once you get the gist. Young mathematicians learn about sample spaces and simple probability by conducting an activity with dice. To complete the second of six parts in the Statistics and Probability unit, they...
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Probability Part 1: Rules and Patterns: Crash Course Statistics #13

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Probability is all about patterns and rules. An instructive video explores the tenets of probability. It starts with basic probability, moves on to compound probability, and explores the addition and multiplication rules for probability. 
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100-Hand Video Poker

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You hit the jackpot with a fun lesson! Peak your pupils' interest with a lesson calculating the probability of poker hands. A video shows the different types of possible hands when given a specific hand and one card to draw. 
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“The Sky is Falling!"

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the probability a meteorite strikes land when it hits Earth? Your classes use an experimental activity to collect data and calculate an experimental probability. Using the area of land versus water on Earth, they adjust their...
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Spinner

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Go round and round to compare theoretical and experimental probabilities. Learners set the number of sectors and the number of spins for a spinner. Then, a table displays the experimental and theoretical probabilities of the spinner for...
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Two Colors Applet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Find the box with two green balls. The applet uses six balls, three green and three red, and hides them in three boxes. Pupils choose a box and click on it to reveal the color of balls inside. Using the chosen box, the simulation keeps...
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Marbles

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Dice Table

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Convert a table to probabilities. Pupils set up the winning rules for the sums of two dice. Using the rules, the applet fills out a table showing the winners for each combination. Learners determine the probabilities of winning for each...
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Buffon's Needle

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Find the needle on a lined paper. Pupils run a simulation of dropping a needle on a lined paper. The probability of the needle crossing at least one line is pi/2. After each trial, the interactive displays the approximation of pi based...
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Racing Game with One Die

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Pupils roll a die to figure out which car advances on a race track. They determine the rules for each car moving forward and, given the statistics of the winner, compare if it matches their predictions.
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Experimental Probability

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Spin into a dicey experiment. Pupils use a spinner or a pair of dice to determine the experimental probabilities of each outcome. The interactive allows for either, one, five, or ten consecutive experiments. Using the applet, learners...
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Coin Toss

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Are your young mathematicians having a hard time making heads or tails of probabilities? It's no toss up—here is a resource that's sure to straighten them out! Learners run the interactive to toss a coin a different number of times....
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Simple Monty Hall

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's behind door number one? A fun resource lets learners simulate the classic Monty Hall probability problem. Pupils choose a door, and after they select a losing door, they decide whether to switch or stay. Using their decisions, the...
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Penney's Game

For Students 6th - 12th
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...
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Will We Ever Be Able To Teleport?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Quantium entanglement? The Uncertainty Principle? A cubit of data? Spooky Action at a Distance? How do these terms figure in an answer to the question of whether or not it will ever be possible to teleport? A short video provides all the...
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Additive and Multiplicative Rules for Probability: Red Dress? Blue Dress? Both!

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The sum of the parts is greater than the whole. An interactive uses a Venn-like model to show the percentage of females from a survey that have a blue dress, a red dress, or both. The pupils determine the numbers in each category...
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Numerical Computations: Counting Out Probability

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Keep your heads up while counting. Pupils use an interactive to create a table with the possible outcomes of flipping three coins and then determine the probabilities of getting certain combinations of heads and tails.
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Expected Value: Win a Dollar

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Spin a wheel, land on a color ... and win. Learners create a graph to display the probabilities of the amount of money they can win by spinning a colored wheel. The pupils use the dollar amounts and their probabilities to calculate the...
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Expected Value: Game of Chance

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Determine whether the payoff is worth it. Pupils calculate the expected value of a game with three different payoff levels. Each level has a different probability of winning money. The scholars find the expected payoffs for each level...
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Expected Value: Creating a Discrete Probability Distribution Table

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Wanna roll the dice? Determine whether it is a good idea to play a dice game. An interactive presents the rules for a game of dice. Pupils find the probabilities of each event and calculate the expected value of the game. They finish...
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Binomial Distributions and Probability: Roll One!

For Students 9th - 12th
It takes exactly one to win. Pupils calculate the probability of rolling five dice and having only a single die come up with a one. Learners calculate the number of expected wins out of a series of games. The interactive provides...
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Conditional Probability: Game Show with Monty

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The car is behind door one — no wait, it is behind door three. An interactive allows learners to visualize the Monty Hall problem. Pupils work through the probabilities of choosing the car with their first pick. Next, they determine...
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Conditional Probability: Candy Store

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An interactive uses a candy store to involve the pupils in conditional probabilities. Learners determine probabilities as customers purchase different types of candies and the stock decreases.
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Geometric Probability: Dartboard

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Get your class on target with probability using an exciting resource. The interactive presents three square dartboards with different target areas, which are combinations of square units. Pupils determine the probabilities of randomly...
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Counting Events: Flipping Unfair Coins

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Who said life was fair? An interactive uses an area diagram to represent the probabilities of flipping unfair coins. Pupils use the diagram to calculate the probabilities of outcomes of flipping the two coins. The scholars must decide...
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Applying Probability to Make Informed Decisions

For Teachers 7th Standards
Use simulations to determine the probabilities of events to make decisions. Class members are presented with several scenarios, some with known probabilities and others without. Groups run simulations to gather data that they then use to...
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Using Tree Diagrams to Represent a Sample Space and to Calculate Probabilities

For Teachers 7th Standards
Cultivate the tree of knowledge using diagrams with two stages. Pupils create small tree diagrams to determine the sample space in compound probability problems. The lesson uses only two decision points to introduce tree diagrams. 
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Chance Experiments with Outcomes That Are Not Equally Likely

For Teachers 7th Standards
The fifth portion of the 25-part series introduces probabilities calculated from outcomes that are not equally likely. Class members use tables to calculate probabilities of events, add outcome's probabilities, and find complements....
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The Difference Between Theoretical Probabilities and Estimated Probabilities

For Teachers 7th Standards
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...
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Mid-Module Assessment Task: Grade 7 Mathematics Module 5

For Students 7th Standards
Determine the probability that the class knows probability. The three-question assessment presents problems with finding the sample space and the probability, theoretical and experimental, of a variety of situations. Pupils also describe...
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Calculating Probabilities of Compound Events

For Teachers 7th Standards
Use tree diagrams with multiple branches to calculate the probabilities of compound events. Pupils use tree diagrams to find the sample space for probability problems and use them to determine the probability of compound events in the...
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Calculating Probabilities for Chance Experiments with Equally Likely Outcomes

For Teachers 7th Standards
Calculate theoretical probabilities and compare them to experimental probabilities. Pupils build on their knowledge of experimental probabilities to determine theoretical probabilities. Participants work several problems with the...
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Normal Distributions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Pupils work to find probabilities by using areas under the normal curve. Groups work to calculate z-scores and solve real-world problems using the empirical rule or tables.
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Statistics and Probability

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Quickly assess basic understandings of statistics and probability. The resource contains five quick tasks from the probability and statistics domain. The questions range from finding simple conditional probabilities to measures of center...
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Probability

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
How likely is it to draw a blue marble? Pupils find the likelihood of events and connect that to the probability of the event. They find the probabilities of simple events and show their probabilities on a scale.
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Fair Games

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Who said things were fair? The unit introduces probability and its connection to fairness. The class interacts with activities of chance and plays games to relate them to fairness. Groups design a fair game and develop a presentation....
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Chance of Rain

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Will it rain during the weekend? Pupils become meteorologists for a day as they use the assessment to determine the chance of rain for Saturday and Sunday. Class members interpret the weather statements as they pertain to probabilities...
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Chance of Survival

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Class members determine the chance of surviving two years by explaining the concept of probability expressed in a medical terms. Would-be doctors continue to explain a conditional probability statement as it relates to the total population.
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Mid-Module Assessment Task: Pre-Calculus Module 5

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Determine if any reteaching with a mid-module assessment task. The assessment covers the general multiplication rule, permutations and combinations, and probability distributions for discrete random variables.
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Determining Discrete Probability Distributions 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Learn how to determine a probability distribution. In the ninth installment of a 21-part module, future mathematicians use theoretical probabilities to develop probability distributions for a random variable. They then use these...
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Dart Boards

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Bulls eye! Design dart boards with specific chances of winning. Individuals determine the probability of hitting a circular and a triangular dart board inscribed in squares. They create dart boards that have a 50 percent chance of...
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Winning Spinners

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Winning a spin game is random chance, right? Pupils create a table to determine the sample space of spinning two spinners. Individuals determine the probability of winning a game and then modify the spinners to increase the probability...
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Marble Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils determine the theoretical probability of winning a game of marbles. Individuals compare the theoretical probability to experimental probability for the same game. They continue on to compare two different probability games.
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Counters

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
For some, probability is a losing proposition. The assessment item requires an understanding of fraction operations, probability, and fair games. Pupils determine the fractional portions of an event. They continue to determine whether...
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Fair Game?

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
The game should be fair at all costs. The mini-assessment revolves around the ability to use probabilities to determine whether a game is fair. Individuals determine compound events to calculate simple probabilities and make long-run...
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Probability Rules (part 1)

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
In statistics, probability rules—literally! Learners use their previous knowledge and explore a set of rules for conditional probability, independent probability, and complements. Given different scenarios, they must determine what type...
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Evaluating Statements about Probability

For Teachers 7th Standards
Learners first complete an assessment task where they assess statements on probability. They then sort cards containing probability statements as being either true or false.
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Chance Experiments, Sample Spaces, and Events

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Want a leg up on the competition? Show classes how to use mathematics to their advantage when playing games. Learners calculate probabilities to determine a reasonable scoring strategy for a game. 
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Trick-Or-Treat Candy Probabilities

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Class members satisfy their sweet tooth with a Halloween-themed, candy probability worksheet. Using images of candy pieces that represent data, young mathematicians find the probability of getting different pieces of candy while...
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Probability and Statistics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
MAD about statistics? In the seventh chapter of an eight-part seventh grade workbook series, learners develop probability models and use statistics to draw inferences. In addition, learners play games and conduct experiments to determine...
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Probability, Percent, Rational Number Equivalence

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Start seventh grade off with a bang with the first chapter of an eight-part seventh-grade workbook series that asks learners to work through problems involving simple probability, percents, and rational number equivalence. 
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Simple Probability

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The probability of learning from this lesson is high! Learners calculate probabilities as numbers and as decimals. They see how to use a complement to find a probability and even try a simple geometric probability problem.
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Spinner Bingo

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Learners are in it to win it for a fun math activity! After comparing Bingo boards to figure out which one is most likely to win, individuals then determine the numbers to choose in order to create a board with the best chance of winning.
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Lottery

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A probability activity presents a lottery game as an idea for a fundraiser. Pupils analyze the game to determine the number of possible outcomes, then determine whether the game would be a good way to raise funds and to support their...
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But Mango Is My Favorite...

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Opening up a package of fruit snacks is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. When all the mango flavored ones are missing, learners calculate the probability that one bag versus the whole box is missing the...
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Bob's Bagel Shop

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
When Bob starts planning out the average money made per customer, he needs some help. Young mathematicians look at the probability of how many bagels are purchased from one person, and then creates an equation based on the amount spent....
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Sounds Really Good! (Sort Of...)

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Winning a lottery game with 60% odds sounds like a no brainer. This is when the math kicks in to show players that in the long run, they lose money the more often they play. Here is one simple question that opens the doors to a nice...
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Unit 6 Math Vocabulary Cards (Grade 6)

For Students 6th Standards
Fifty-eight flashcards make up a set designed to reinforce math vocabulary. Within the set, you'll find bold-faced word cards as well as definition cards that offer a labeled example. Terms include base, percent, theoretical probability,...
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Unit 7 Math Vocabulary Cards (Grade 5)

For Students 5th Standards
Fifty-two flash cards make up a set that reinforces math vocabulary. The set offers word cards printed in a bold font and definition cards showcasing an example with labels. Terms include circle graph, outcome, tree diagram and more!   
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Theoretical Probability Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If you keep rolling a die, you'll roll a five exactly one-sixth of the time—right? A probability lesson prompts young mathematicians to roll a die 100 times and use the data to calculate empirical probabilities. They then compare these...
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Mathematics Activities from Diverse Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Connect probability and odds with different games from around the world. Pick from games like Dreidel, Mancala, and a Navajo stick game called Ashbil. All 12 games include probability questions to encourage a discussion before or after...
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Probability of Chance Events - Guided Lesson

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Calculate Conditional Probabilities Using a Two-Way Table

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Multiple worked examples and clear explanation of arithmetic steps really make this presentation on conditional probability stand out.  Specifically, an emphasis on the reasoning behind the calculations helps young statisticians develop...
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Word Problem Practice Workbook

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Need worksheets that challenge your middle schoolers to apply their understanding of math? Problem solved! From integers, fractions, and percents, to algebra, geometry, and probability, over 100 pages of word problem worksheets are...
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7th Grade Math Common Core Checklist

For Teachers 7th Standards
With so many math standards to fit into a school year, it can be difficult keeping track of what you have and have not covered. This collection of Common Core checklists allows you to maintain a running record of when each standard was...
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Are You Game? A Lesson Connecting Fractions and Probability

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Exactly how fair are the board games children grow up playing? Young mathematicians investigate this questions as they work their way through this five-lesson series on basic probability. 
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Probability Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Roll the dice with this multimedia math lesson on probability. After first viewing a series of three short videos explaining probability, independent events, and dependent events, young mathematicians complete a set of practice...
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Genetic Probability Candy Lab

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Simplify the teaching of basic genetics with this engaging cross-curricular science experiment. Using different kinds candy to represent the genes for determining eye shape in humans, young geneticists test the accuracy of Punnett...
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Understand the Law of Large Numbers by Comparing Experimental Results to the Theoretical Probability

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
If we flip four tails in a row, does that mean all coin flips will be tails? With the law of large numbers, your mathematicians will learn that with more trials their experimental probability will get closer to the theoretical...
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Rolling Twice

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rolling dice is the best way to show your learners how probability comes in to play. Although this lesson does not specify an activity, your mathematicians can try this probability with real dice to calculate their experimental...
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Activity: An Experiment with Dice

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Roll the dice with this activity and teach young mathematicians about probability. Record outcomes for rolling two number cubes in order to determine what is most likely to happen. Graph the data and investigate patterns in the results,...
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Compare Experimental and Theoretical Probability to Interpret Data

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Once your learners can calculate experimental and theoretical probability, teach them how to compare their results with this video. Review the difference between each probability and how to set up the ratio from each event. Use the prior...
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Analyze Independent and Dependent Events

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Turn your mathematicians into fortune tellers by teaching them probability. Here is the first video in a series that helps learners determine if an event is independent or dependent. It is rich in vocabulary. The Guided Practice video...
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Calculating the Probability of Simple Events

For Teachers 7th - 12th
You can calculate the theoretical probability of an event without actually testing it. Mathematicians who are new to probability or those who simply need to review will benefit from watching this video of a teacher solving two problems...
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Understanding Probability/Family Fun

For Students 6th - 7th
Use this probability learning exercise to have learners complete problems where they list items that are likely or unlikely, list possible outcomes, write ratios, and more. Pupils complete 14 problems.
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Spin, Toss, and Roll!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners use hands-on experiments to find the probability that certain events occur. An excellent lab sheet, and some sample application problems are embedded in this educationally-rich math lesson.
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Theoretical and Experimental Probability: Pizza Night!

For Students 6th - 8th
Take a bite out of an enticing resource. Scholars use an interactive to study dependent events. They see how the number of favorable outcomes and total number of outcomes changes as individuals "eat" pieces of pizza.
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Probability and Statistics: Probability of an Outcome

For Students 9th - 12th
What is the difference between experimental and theoretical probability? Use this two-sided learning exercise to give learners a simple introduction to these concepts, and a chance to practice them. Examples on the first side offer a...
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Probability Scale

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scale up your knowledge of probability. Young mathematicians watch a video that describes probability in terms of a scale. They see how probability is a value between zero and one, representing a continuum from impossible to certain.
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Rock, Paper, Scissors

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
That's not fair! Pairs play a modified version of Rock, Paper, Scissors by introducing a fourth element — changing the balance of wins. By playing the game and recording the outcomes, the pairs determine whether the new rules affect the...
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Zoo Animal Probability Graph

For Teachers 1st - 7th Standards
Capture the engagement of your young mathematicians with a collaborative graphing activity. Using a deck of zoo animal picture cards, students select a picture from the deck, record the chosen animal on a graph, and then replace the card...
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Statistics & Probability with Cards

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Give young mathematicians a chance to demonstrate their understanding of basic probability with this series of worksheets. Presented with different situations involving dice and decks of cards, students must correctly determine the...
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Basics of Probability

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give your students a fighting chance at understanding probability. Offering numerous examples that clearly demonstrate basic probability concepts, this resource helps young mathematicians learn how to visualize the different outcomes of...
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Introduction to the Concept of Probability

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Middle and high schoolers have a clarified definition of probability, they explore about outcomes in probability and how to calculate experimental probability. They use computers to learn about probability.
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Data Analysis and Froot Loops

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use this probability and graphing lesson to have your learners work with a partner to make a necklace out of Froot Loops. They record the cereal colors randomly chosen and strung, graph their data, then use a ratio formula to determine...
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Mystery Spinners

For Teachers 7th Standards
Take a spin with probability. Given a set of clues about the probability of events on a spinner, groups create their own  device to match the clues. Using a jigsaw strategy, groups share their spinners and strategies with other groups....
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Explorers – Patrol Services

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Far out — plan a trip to space! Aspiring mathematicians steer a space vehicle through an asteroid field, calculate currency exchanges to buy provisions, and determine placement of charges to blow up asteroids. Along the way, they learn...
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Is the Coin Game Fair?

For Students 6th - 12th
In this probability instructional activity, students perform an experiment tossing three coins and record the data in a chart. Students also complete a tree diagram of the theoretical probability based off the same coin game as well as...
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Probability- Based Bingo Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Statisticians play a game of Bingo to discover the meaning of probability. They are given 12 markers to distribute across the numbers 1-12 on their playing mat. As a pair of dice is rolled, markers are removed from the playing mat. The...
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Probability

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Simple probability can be quite simple. An instructive video describes how to determine probabilities by considering possible outcomes. It uses a variety of contexts as examples to cover the topic.
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Connecting Theoretical and Experimental Probability

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewPlay some games, develop a law, and then call it a day. Learners first perform a small number of trials for a probability experiment, then predict the result for a larger number of trials. They then compile data from the entire class to...
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Spinning Your Way Through Simple Probability

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students solve problems using a spreadsheet. In this statistics lesson, students play a probability game to see how a set a data compare to each other. They use graphs and table to represent and analyze their data.
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Theoretical Probability

For Students 9th - 10th
In this theoretical probability worksheet, students determine the probability of an event under given conditions. This one-page worksheet contains sixteen problems.
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The Real Meal Deal

For Teachers 7th
Burgers and salads and sodas, oh my! Scholars use a menu to investigate the Fundamental Counting Principle. They create tree diagrams to illustrate the number of possible choices for each given scenario.
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What Are the Chances?

For Teachers 7th
Take a chance on an informative resource. Scholars conduct probability experiments involving coins and number cubes to generate data. Compiling class data helps connect experimental probability to theoretical probability.
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What is a Random Walk?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
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...
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Introduction to Probability

For Students 9th - 12th
How likely is it that the videos will teach viewers about probability? Demonstrate probability as a ratio of favorable outcomes to total possible outcomes with an instructive video. Six problem videos cover examples in basic probability....
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Math Regents Exam Questions: Theoretical and Experimental Probability

For Students 9th - 12th
In this probability worksheet, students solve 19 multiple choice and short answer questions.  Students find the theoretical and experimental probability of various scenarios.
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Hello Dolly

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore experimental and theoretical probability.  In this middle school data collection and analysis lesson, students investigate the possible combinations of genotype using a Punnett Square.  Students generate data using...
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Experimental Probability (English Learners 19.3)

For Students 6th - 7th
In this probability worksheet, students read a text that tells the difference between theoretical and experimental probability. Students answer 6 probability questions.
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Connecting Geometry Unit

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize the use of experimental and theoretical probability. They use area models as a way of comprehending the probability. Pupils talk about the differences between experimental and theoretical probability. Students use...
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Why Isn't It 50-50

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students comprehend the difference between the outcome of the experiment and the outcome that they expected. They analyze outcome of probability experiment and compare theoretic and empirical results. Pupils discuss the difference in...
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Theoretical Probability

For Students 6th - 8th
In this math worksheet, learners investigate the ratio comparing the number of ways an event can occur using theoretical probability.
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Probability and Sports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research topics on the internet where probability is relevant. Students study statistics and probability concepts by looking at practical questions that arise in professional sports.
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Probability of Childhood Games

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the concept of probability. In this probability lesson, students find the probability of certain situations including spinning a spinner, drawing marbles from a bag, and rolling a dice.
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Probability

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the concept of probability. In this probability lesson plan, students flip coins and draw marbles out of a bag to determine probabilities of a particular outcome. Middle schoolers discuss the differences...
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Problem Solving Strategy: Use Models: Reteach

For Students 7th
In this math models and probability worksheet, 7th graders use a problem solving strategy and math models to solve the two probability word problems.
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Chaos

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils experiment with several chaotic simulation, they build a working definition of chaos. Students reinforce their knowledge of basic probability and percents. They are reminded of previous knowledge that is pertinent to this lesson...
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How Much Truth is in Probability?

For Teachers 6th
Assist 6th graders in determining the difference between experimental and theoretical probability. Using online spinners students will conduct an experiment and collect data showing the validity of probability. All necessary resources...
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Using Geometric Probability: Until We Meet

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the concept of geometric probability.  For this geometric probability lesson, 10th graders determine the probability of landing a dart in a particular region of a dart board.  Students determine the probability of...
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Phenomenological Probability

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of theoretical and experimental probability. In this theoretical and experimental probability lesson, students roll dice, draw marbles out of a bag, and draw a card from a deck of cards. Students perform each...
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Dealing in Words: Enrichment

For Students 7th
For this probability worksheet, 7th graders use the shuffled card deck to help find the probabilities for the first two word problems using compound words. Students complete the last problem using spinners to represent the compound words...
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Theoretical Probability: English Learners

For Students 6th - 7th
In this English Learners probability activity, learners review the methods for finding probability and theoretical probability. Students then review three steps to find all outcomes for probability and answer the three questions about...
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Theoretical and Empirical Probabilities

For Students 8th - 9th
In this probability worksheet, students determine the theoretical probability of given events. Topics include choosing a card at random, number cubes, and fractions. This one-page worksheet contains ten problems.
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What is Probability? Original Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students predict, using a fraction or a ratio, the possibility of an event happening and place that fraction or ratio on a Likelihood Line. In Part Two of the lesson, they conduct an experiment to determine theoretical and experimental...
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Probability Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Your learners will examine probability through experiments and dice games. Using a computer, your class will perform simple experiments to collect and analyze data to determine the probability of different experimental results. Students...
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Theoretical Probability: Problem Solving

For Students 6th - 7th
In this theoretical probability learning exercise, learners solve the word problems by finding the probability for the each situation. Students solve five word problems.
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Exploring Probability

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine probability. In this probability lesson, 6th graders go to the Shodor website, gather data from the spinner for 20 spins and chart the outcomes. Students write the outcomes in fractions, decimals, and percents....
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Concept: Dice Probabilities

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
In this probability worksheet, students roll dice to determine the experimental probability of rolling each number on a die. The experiment is repeated using a dice rolling application on their computer. Students find the theoretical...
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Theoretical and Experimental Probability

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine experimental and theoretical probability.  In this theoretical and experimental probability lesson, 6th graders perform experiments to develop ways to search for truth in a situation.  As students perform more...
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Probability

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore probability.  In this probability lesson, students define theoretical probability and experimental probability.  Students predict outcomes of hands on activities using coins and colored tiles, complete a chart...
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Designing Models to Simulate Actual Events Using a Table of Random Digits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of simulating actual events using a random digit table. In this simulating actual events lesson, students conduct simulations using a random digit table.
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Calculating Theoretical & Experimental Probability

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of experimental and theoretical probability. For this experimental and theoretical probability lesson, students collect data by conducting a survey of their classmates. Students compare their data and discuss...
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Probability

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore theoretical and experimental probability. In 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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Theoretical Probability

For Students 4th - 6th
In this theoretical probability learning exercise, students solve 6 fill in the blank problems based on a game board with 9 squares numbered 2-10. Students determine the probability of certain possible outcomes or the theoretical...
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Experimental Probability homework 19.3

For Students 4th - 5th
In this completing a table of theoretical and experimental probabilities worksheet, students use number cubes and coins to record results and each probability on a chart and answer a word problem. Students solve four problems.
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Experimental Probability (Cartoons)

For Students 5th - 6th
In this probability learning exercise, students read a cartoon strip that contains dialogue that teaches the difference between experimental and theoretical probability. Students answer one question.
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Designing Models to Simulate Actual Events Using a Table of Random Digits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design models to simulate actual events using a tale of random digits. They estimate the likelihood of a particular outcome using results of simulation. Students investigate the uses of statistical methods to analyze data.
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Playing With Probability

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils rotate through work stations where they compute problems of theoretical and experimental probability. In this probability lesson plan, students use simulations of a lottery system.
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Let's Flip a Coin

For Students 9th - 11th
In this probability worksheet, 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 worksheet contains...
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Biologists: Working with Probability

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders make predictions about the outcome of the potential of male/female offspring by crossing 2 sets of genes. In this biologists working with probability lesson, 6th graders use theoretical probability, tree diagrams and...
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Probability

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the concept of probability. In this probability lesson, 6th graders collaborate to collect spinner data based on the likelihood of spinning odd and even numbers. Students complete 2 other probability activities and...
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Chaos

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of probability. In this probability lesson, students use a applet that demonstrates chaos and probability of spread for a forest fire. Students also play applets about the Game of Life and Rabbits and Wolves,...
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Theoretical Probability: Practice

For Students 5th - 6th
In this theoretical probability learning exercise, students use dice to help them find the possible outcomes when flipping three identical dice. Students find the probability for selecting various colored marbles in a jar containing 50...
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Homework: Theoretical Probability

For Students 5th - 6th
In this probability learning exercise, students answer questions about the probability of picking a certain shape from a bag of objects. There are twelve questions to answer.
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Theoretical Probability: Problem Solving

For Students 5th - 6th
In this theoretical probability worksheet, learners use the possibilities of student names from a class to help them solve the word problems. Students use the learners names to find the theoretical probability for each event and express...
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Theoretical Probability

For Students 4th - 5th
For this theoretical probability worksheet, students work with pictures of a card deck to express probability, then use a chart to answer additional questions. Students then solve 2 test prep questions. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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English Learners: Theoretical Probability

For Students 5th - 6th
In this probability activity, students read about theoretical probability and learn how to solve for it. They follow a step-by-step method to solve a probability problem.
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Introduction to the Concept of Probability

For Teachers All
Students have clarified the definition of probability, have learned about outcomes in probability, and know how to calculate experimental probability