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Tossing Coins

Updated on 10/06/2014

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will use a simulation to find the experimental probability of independent events, tossing two coins. They will find the sample space and then compare the experimental and theoretical probabilities.

Key Steps

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    To start the activity, students are to predict what they think will be the probabilities of the outcomes of tossing a coin twice.

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    Then, to quickly determine the sums of 0, 1, and 2 tails, students should use the Quick Graph feature. Students then calculate the experimental probabilities of tossing 0, 1, and 2 tails.