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Theoretical Experimental

Theoretical vs. Experimental


Probabilities

TRY IT OUT
Redefine 1) Flip a coin
Probability
2) Roll a 6-sided or 10-sided die
the likelihood of an event happening
Brainstorm with the class how you’re going
Theoretical Probability to organize your results (after 10, 25, 50,
and 100 trials)
ratio of the # of favourable outcomes
to the total # of possible outcomes Include theoretical probabilities and
experimental probabilities after 10, 25, 50
Experimental Probability
trials
ratio of the # of times the event
Several online simulations - check out
happens to the total # of trials
delicious account by using “probability” tag

Title here

Now generate another table for rolling a die


(6-sided or 10-sided) with appropriate
Experimental Experimental Experimental Experimental
Theoretical (after 10 (after 25 (after 50 (after 100 headings
trials) trials) trials) trials)
Conduct experiment
Tally Tally Tally Tally
H
Fraction/ Fraction/ Fraction/ Fraction/
Percent Percent Percent Percent

Tally Tally Tally Tally


T
Fraction/ Fraction/ Fraction/ Fraction/
Percent Percent Percent Percent

Theoretical and Experimental


Probabilities of flipping a coin