Education Technology

Simulating Coin Toss Probability

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will understand patterns, relations, and functions.

Before the Activity

Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Use sequence command and random integer command to simulate a coin toss experiment.
  • Use operations on lists to analyze the experimental probability of getting heads.
  • Create a scatter plot to examine how the experimental probability changes as number trials increases.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary