Define probability and sample space. Estimate probabilities from experimental data.
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This lesson requires some prior preparation and materials (brown paper bags and different colored cubes) for Anchor Problem #1. See the notes in Anchor Problem #1 for further information.
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Give each pair or small group of students a brown bag of cubes, as described below in the notes.
Trial 1:
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Trial 2:
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Trial 3:
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Check the bag:
A spinner with different colors on it was spun 20 times. The data recording the color of each spin is shown below.
Spin # | Color | Spin # | Color |
1 | Red | 11 | Yellow |
2 | Green | 12 | Yellow |
3 | Green | 13 | Yellow |
4 | Yellow | 14 | Green |
5 | Blue | 15 | Red |
6 | Yellow | 16 | Red |
7 | Red | 17 | Yellow |
8 | Yellow | 18 | Green |
9 | Green | 19 | Red |
10 | Red | 20 | Yellow |
Four spinners are shown below. Which spinner is most likely the spinner used for the data above?
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The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
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Each of the 20 students in Mr. Anderson’s class flipped a coin ten times and recorded how many times it came out heads.
Student | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 |
# of heads | 3 | 5 | 4 | 6 | 4 | 8 | 5 | 4 | 9 | 5 | 3 | 4 | 7 | 5 | 8 | 6 | 3 | 6 | 5 | 7 |
Heads or Tails, accessed on July 20, 2016, 6:42 a.m., is licensed by Illustrative Mathematics under either the CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. For further information, contact Illustrative Mathematics.
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