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Algebra 2: Probability of Repeated Independent Events
by Texas Instruments

Updated on October 06, 2014

Objectives

  • Students will identify the sample space of an experiment involving repeated independent trials.
  • Students will calculate the probability of multiple independent events occurring.
  • Students will gain understanding of the distinction of the relationship between theoretical and experimental probability.

Vocabulary

  • experiment
  • outcomes
  • sample space
  • event
  • independent event
  • dependent event
  • probability tree diagram

About the Lesson

This lesson involves an investigation of probability by simulating tossing a coin three times. As a result, students will:

  • Understand probability of specific outcomes of repeated independent trials.
  • Understand using a probability tree diagram to determine probability.