Theoretical Probability Math Games

In this series of games, your students will learn to develop a uniform probability model by assigning equal probability to all outcomes, and use the model to determine probabilities of events. The Theoretical Probability learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 7.SP.C.7.a as written in the common core national math standards.

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Concepts Covered

If the number of outcomes is unknown, then the approximate frequency can be found by making a series of random selections and recording the relative frequencies. A probability model provides a probability for each possible nonoverlapping outcome. The collection of all possible individual outcomes is known as the sample space for the model.

Probabilities can be theoretical (based on the structure of the process and its outcomes) or empirical (based on observed data generated by the process). Theoretical probability is the expected likelihood of an outcome. Develop a theoretical probability model that gives equally likely outcomes for success. Identify the probability of events based on a uniform sample space.

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Tags: probability, outcome, frequency, theoretical probability, empirical probability, sample space, random selection

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