In this activity, students use the random integer (randInt) command to simulate probability experiments. They also graph the number of trials and corresponding probabilities to observe the Law of Large Numbers. Simulated experiments involve tossing a coin, spinning a spinner, and observing the sex of children in a family.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Distribute the Student Worksheet for use during the activity.
During the Activity
Discuss the material from the activity pages with students as needed.
After the Activity
Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity. If desired, discuss the extension with students.