**Number:**MA.8.DP.2

**Title:**Represent and find probabilities of repeated experiments.

**Type:**Standard

**Subject:**Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)

**Grade:**8

**Strand:**Data Analysis and Probability

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## Original Student Tutorials

Help Alice discover that compound probabilities can be determined through calculations or by drawing tree diagrams in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Learn how to use probability to predict expected outcomes at the Carnival in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Problem-Solving Tasks

As studies in statistics and probability unfold, students will not yet know the rules of probability for compound events. Thus, simulation is used to find an approximate answer to these questions. In fact, part b would be a challenge to students who do know the rules of probability, further illustrating the power of simulation to provide relatively easy approximate answers to wide-ranging problems.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is for students to compute the theoretical probability of a compound event. Teachers may wish to emphasize the distinction between theoretical and experimental probabilities for this problem. For students learning to distinguish between theoretical and experimental probability, it would be good to find an experimental probability either before or after students have calculated the theoretical probability.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorials

This video demonstrates development and use of a probability model.

Type: Tutorial

This video explores how to create sample spaces as tree diagrams, lists and tables.

Type: Tutorial

This video shows how to use a sample space diagram to find probability.

Type: Tutorial

The video will show how to use a table to find the probability of a compound event.

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This video shows an example of using a tree diagram to find the probability of a compound event.

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## Parent Resources

## Problem-Solving Tasks

As studies in statistics and probability unfold, students will not yet know the rules of probability for compound events. Thus, simulation is used to find an approximate answer to these questions. In fact, part b would be a challenge to students who do know the rules of probability, further illustrating the power of simulation to provide relatively easy approximate answers to wide-ranging problems.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is for students to compute the theoretical probability of a compound event. Teachers may wish to emphasize the distinction between theoretical and experimental probabilities for this problem. For students learning to distinguish between theoretical and experimental probability, it would be good to find an experimental probability either before or after students have calculated the theoretical probability.

Type: Problem-Solving Task