Standard #: MA.7.DP.2.3


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Find the theoretical probability of an event related to a simple experiment.


Clarifications


Clarification 1: Instruction includes representing probability as a fraction, percentage or decimal.

Clarification 2: Simple experiments include tossing a fair coin, rolling a fair die, picking a card randomly from a deck, picking marbles randomly from a bag and spinning a fair spinner.



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Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
MA.7.DP.2.AP.3 Determine the theoretical probability of a simple chance event.


Related Resources

Formative Assessments

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Game of Chance

Students are asked to estimate the frequency of an event given its probability and explain why an expected frequency might differ from an observed frequency.

Technical Difficulties

Students are given a scenario and asked to determine the probability of two different events.

Lesson Plans

Name Description
Genetics Has Gone to the Dogs!

This lesson uses pooches to teach about pedigrees and the impact of artificial selection on individuals and populations as well as to drive home math concepts already discussed in lessons on Punnet squares.

Independent Compound Probability

During this lesson, students will use Punnett Squares to determine the probability of an offspring's characteristics.

Probabilities and Punnett Squares

Students simulate the process of meiosis for an alien society. The students choose physical characteristics for hair, nose and eyes corresponding to genes and then generate two alien babies. Then pictures of the parents and babies are drawn, with similarities and differences noted and explained.

Perspectives Video: Expert

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History of Probability and the Problem of Points

What was the first question that started probability theory?

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Text Resource

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Shuffling Shenanigans

This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. A student in love with magic card tricks asks and answers his own math questions after pursuing a career as a mathematician in order to solve them. How many times must a deck be shuffled to achieve a truly random mix of cards? The answer lies within.

Tutorials

Name Description
Finding Probability

This video demonstrates several examples of finding probability of random events.

Finding Probability of a Simple Event

This video demonstrates how to find the probability of a simple event.

Student Resources

Tutorials

Name Description
Finding Probability:

This video demonstrates several examples of finding probability of random events.

Finding Probability of a Simple Event:

This video demonstrates how to find the probability of a simple event.



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