Lesson Plan: Prediction Using Probability Mathematics • 7th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to predict the actions of a larger group using a sample and find the expected value.


Students will be able to

  • understand the difference between theoretical and experimental probability,
  • calculate the expected value of an event,
  • use experimental probabilities to make inferences about particular scenarios.


Students should already be familiar with

  • key definitions and terminology of probability,
  • calculating simple probabilities.


Students will not cover

  • calculating the probability of operations on events,
  • the probability of the complement of an event.

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