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Middle Grades Math: One and One Equals Win
by Texas Instruments

Updated on July 30, 2015

Objectives

  • Students will compare experimental probability with theoretical probability.
  • Students will determine the probability of given events using an area model.

Vocabulary

  • experimental probability
  • theoretical probability
  • equally likely
  • random event

About the Lesson

This lesson involves using proportionality and a basic understanding of probability to make and test conjectures about the results of experiments and simulations.
As a result, students will:

  • Use spinners, area models, and a basketball simulation to predict the results of real world events.