Conducting a Simulation to Estimate the Probability of an Event II

Add some randomization into simulations. The 11th installment in a series of 25 presents two new methods to use in simulations--colored disks, and random numbers. Pupils use random numbers to run simulations where the probabilities make it difficult to use other types of tools.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in random number tables, have class members run a simulation using them, and then compare the results
  • Have students discuss the methods they used to solve the problem sets
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should know the steps of conducting a simulation
Pros
  • The lesson plan highlights where math practices are used
  • Answer keys provide a description of the solutions
Cons
  • None