Sunday, March 9, 2008

What's the Probability?

Each morning, as part of our math routine, we begin with Every Day Counts Calendar Math. This month, one of our large focuses is probability. We are flipping one quarter and one penny five times each every day. For each flip, we record on our classroom graph how many times the coin has landed on heads and how many times the coin has landed on tails.

American Heritage Dictionary defines probability as the likelihood that a situation, event, or condition will occur. Is the probability higher that the coin will land on heads or tails?

You can complete this probability experiment at home with your child. Use any coin. Flip the coin and record the number of times it lands on heads or tails. Graph the results using two pieces of one inch graph paper found in the "Helpful Math Tools" section of this blog. Bring your results in and share them with our class.

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