Education Technology

# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Math: Middle Grades Math: Statistics and Probability
• Math: PreAlgebra: Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis

6-8

30 Minutes

• ##### Device
• TI-73 Explorer™

## Exploring Probability

#### Activity Overview

In this activity, students learn to create a categorical list, then convert their data into a pie chart, and use it to answer questions.

#### Before the Activity

• Set up the calculator as explained in the appendix file
• See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
• Print the pages from the attached PDF file for the class
• #### During the Activity

Distribute the pages to the class.

• Sort candies by color and find the number of each color present
• Create a category list and observe the data in a table format
• Find the percent of the total graph represented by each color
• Graph the data using a circle chart
• Find the probability of getting each color
• #### After the Activity

Review student results:

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