Define probability and sample space. Estimate probabilities from experimental data.
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.
Give each pair or small group of students a brown bag of cubes, as described below in the notes.
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|
Four spinners are shown below. Which spinner is most likely the spinner used for the data above?
The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
Each of the 20 students in Mr. Anderson’s class flipped a coin ten times and recorded how many times it came out heads.
|# of heads||3||5||4||6||4||8||5||4||9||5||3||4||7||5||8||6||3||6||5||7|