Description

Students have a basic knowledge of probability and simple and compound events.  During the probability unit, students will learn how to compare and contrast simple probability to compound probability.  They will also compare and contrast experimental and theoretical data.  

Key Questions

How does probability and data collection factor into your job?  
What are the practical uses for probability?  In your profession as well as in life.  

If possible, give examples of theoretical and experimental data.
- When would you use theoretical, experimental, or both?  Why?
If possible, give examples of simple and compound events. 
- When would you use simple or compound?  Why?

Expected Outcomes

  • Simple vs compound events
  • Experimental vs theoretical data
  • Complementary events - 100% or 1 whole or 1/1, etc

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Curriculum Alignment

(6)Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to use probability and statistics to describe or solve problems involving proportional relationships. The student is expected to:
(A)represent sample spaces for simple and compound events using lists and tree diagrams

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(6)Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to use probability and statistics to describe or solve problems involving proportional relationships. The student is expected to:
(B)select and use different simulations to represent simple and compound events with and without technology

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(6)Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to use probability and statistics to describe or solve problems involving proportional relationships. The student is expected to:
(D)make predictions and determine solutions using theoretical probability for simple and compound events

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(6)Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to use probability and statistics to describe or solve problems involving proportional relationships. The student is expected to:
(C)make predictions and determine solutions using experimental data for simple and compound events

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(6)Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to use probability and statistics to describe or solve problems involving proportional relationships. The student is expected to:
(E)find the probabilities of a simple event and its complement and describe the relationship between the two

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(6)Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to use probability and statistics to describe or solve problems involving proportional relationships. The student is expected to:
(G)solve problems using data represented in bar graphs, dot plots, and circle graphs, including part-to-whole and part-to-part comparisons and equivalents

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(6)Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to use probability and statistics to describe or solve problems involving proportional relationships. The student is expected to:
(H)solve problems using qualitative and quantitative predictions and comparisons from simple experiments; and

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(6)Proportionality. The student applies mathematical process standards to use probability and statistics to describe or solve problems involving proportional relationships. The student is expected to:
(I)determine experimental and theoretical probabilities related to simple and compound events using data and sample spaces

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Requester

Mary Ellen Davies HILLSBOROUGH MIDDLE

Taker

Tina Pikulin HILLSBOROUGH MIDDLE

Taker

Laura Schneider HILLSBOROUGH MIDDLE