Who Would Have Figured? (Probability)

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General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 6, 7
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Instructional Time: 1 Hour(s)
Keywords: probability, experimental, coin tossing
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet
Instructional Design Framework(s): Confirmation Inquiry (Level 1)
Resource Collection: General Collection

Aligned Standards

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1 Lesson Plan

M & M Candy: I Want Green "Students compare mathematical expectations and experimental probability; then explain any difference in the two numbers. Students use colored candy pieces (such as M & M's) for their data collection, comparisons, and explanations." from Beacon Learning Center.

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