Education Technology

The 1 Cent Event

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will collect data on a 1 cent coin as it falls under its own volition after being placed on its edge 25 times. They will report their data to the class and enter the data into their TI-84 Plus. They will examine the data from the collective and discuss patterns revealed in the data.

Key Steps

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    Students collect data as a coin falls and add their data to their class’ data. Then students create lists and a scatter plot in order to interpret the data. The line Y=X is added to the graph.

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    Students then manipulate the lists in order to calculate the experimental probabilities of the coin landing on Heads or Tails.