In this week's math education vlog, I share a fun, hands-on probability activity for middle school students that involves constructing an area model to serve as a visual representation of a scenario involving candy!
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Learning Standards (8th Grade Expressions and Equations):
Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood. A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability around 1/2 indicates an event that is neither unlikely nor likely, and a probability near 1 indicates a likely event.
Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies; if the agreement is not good, explain possible sources of the discrepancy.
What is a probability model?
How can I help my kids understand probability?
Where can I find free worksheets, acitivies, and lessons for middle school (7th and 8th grade) probability?
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