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Virginia Standards of Learning
7th Grade
Probability and Statistics:
7.14 The student will investigate and describe the difference between the probability of an event found through simulation versus the theoretical probability of that same event.
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Lesson  (...)
Lesson: Looks at data structures and their applications to probability theory.

Lesson: Introduces students to concepts that lead to probability.

Lesson: Introduces students to simple probability concepts.

Lesson: Considers probability problems with unexpected and surprising answers.

Activity  (...)
Activity: Students run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos. Parameters: Forest density, wind direction, size of forest.

Activity: Create a game spinner with variable sized sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Sizes of sectors, number of sectors, number of trials.

Activity: Experiment with a simulation to get an approximation of Pi by dropping a needle on a lined sheet of paper.

Activity: Compare theoretical and experimental probabilities, using dice, cards, spinners, or coin tosses. Three different probabilities can be compared at once. Parameters: Type of probabilities, number of trials.

Activity: Experiment with the outcome distribution for a roll of two dice by simulating a dice throwing game. Parameters: Which player wins with which total rolled.

Activity: Experiment with probability using a fixed size section spinner, a variable section spinner, two regular 6-sided dice or customized dice.

Activity: Simulate a game where two players each roll a die, and the lucky player moves one step to the finish. Parameters: what rolls win and how many steps to the finish line.

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