Education Technology

Probably Not!

Published on 04/24/2011

Activity Overview

Students find the theoretical probability of different male/female combinations in a family of kittens.

Key Steps

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    Students will find the theoretical probability of different male/female combinations in a family of kittens.

    First, students will simulate the gender outcomes of a litter of five kittens using the program COINFLIP.

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    Then, students will graph a bar graph of their results and then compare this to the class’s results.

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    Finally, students will compare the predicted, or theoretical, outcomes to the class’s results.