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Representing the probability of compound events using organized tree diagrams

teaches Common Core State Standards 111.27.6.A
teaches Common Core State Standards 8.DSP.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.C.8b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.C.8
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4
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Big Ideas: -We can investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models. -The probability of an event is a number that measures the likelihood that the event will occur. Probabilities are between 0 and 1, including 0 and 1. This task is focused on the use of organized tree diagrams to develop the likelihood that an event will occur and how often it will occur compared to an actual simulation of events. The students in this task will compare theoretical probability with experimental probability by comparing the results of data collected from a simulation in a frequency table with an organized tree diagram. This task will further the students understanding of probability through the development of organized tree diagrams. It will also prepare the student for future work with theoretical and experimental probability. Vocabulary: organized tree diagram, experimental probability, theoretical probability Special Materials: Spinners Materials for Spinners Online Spinners
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