# Lesson Plan: Experimental Probability Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to calculate an experimental probability using data from a probability experiment, a survey, or a sample and use it to estimate the expected number of times an event will occur.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

- define a probability experiment,
- calculate the experimental probability of an event based on data from a past experiment, a survey, or a sample,
- use an experimental probability to estimate the expected number of times an event can occur.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

- basic probability language such as the terms
*certain*,*likely*, and*impossible*, - using fractions to describe probabilities,
- theoretical probabilities.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

- compound probabilities,
- writing probabilities as decimals.