Chance Experiments, Sample Spaces, and Events

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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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners analyze a popular board game using the same procedure
  • Incorporate theoretical probabilities to compare to the experimental probabilities
Classroom Considerations

  • Prepare the materials for the activity before class begins
  • The first in a 30-part set of probability and statistics lessons
Pros

  • Includes suggestions for English learners
  • Provides extra problems for independent or guided practice, including a worked-out solution guide
Cons

  • None
Common Core