Education Technology

Expected Value

Activity Overview

Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data.

Before the Activity

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

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Use random integer command to simulate rolling a die
  • Use operations on lists to analyze the probability of rolling the first 1 on the 1st roll, 2nd roll, and so on
  • Find expected value
  • After the Activity

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