Lesson Plan: Experimental Probability Mathematics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to interpret a data set by finding and evaluating the experimental probability.
Students will be able to
- understand that experiments can be used to estimate the probability of an event occurring,
- recall that each repetition of an event within an experiment is known as a “trial,”
- recall that the result of an experiment is known as an “outcome,”
- calculate the experimental probability of an event occurring using the results from a number of trials.
Students should already be familiar with
- converting between fractions, decimals, and percents.
Students will not cover
- the probability of the complement of an event,
- mutually exclusive events,
- the independence of events,
- Venn diagrams,
- tree diagrams.