STUDENT 13: Experimental Probability

Length= 1 weeks

This unit teaches about probability, both calculated and experimental.

  1. Learn how to calculate probabilities.
  2. Learn how to project probabilities through experiment.

Lesson 13.1 Games and Probabilities

Ring the Bell and win a prize, only $5 per try.  But only 1 in every 100 will succeed. What is the probability you will succeed?  

Lesson 13.2 Experimental Probability

What is the likelihood that a ping pong ball bounced across the table will land in the fishbowl?  Students will learn how to project probabilities through experiment.

Helps & Hints:

  • Play the games of chance in the classroom.
  • Evaluate the probability of other games of chance, such as winning the lottery.