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Exploring Concepts of Probability
This activity contains 9 questions.
Older children, but not yet younger children, understand that chance
is the same as luck.
has a memory and depends on previous results.
means some results are more or less likely than others.
makes everything equal.
All of the following are true about probability EXCEPT
Probability changes based on the number of trials.
Experimental probability gets closer to theoretical probability with a larger data set.
Probably of an event is a measure of the likelihood of an event occurring.
Probability can be determined in two ways: theoretically and experimentally.
In a probability experiment, an event
must be part of a two-stage or multistage experiment.
must be part of a single-stage experiment.
is always the same as the sample space.
is a subset of the sample space.
All of the following are tools for solving probability problems EXCEPT
are the same thing as multistage events.
are when the occurrence or nonoccurrence of one event has no effect on the other.
are when the probability of one event depends on the result of the first event.
must be in a single-stage experiment.
Simulations are a good way to help answer a real world question safely or inexpensively.
The phenomenon of the law of large numbers means that a larger sample will provide a more accurate theoretical probability.
On a number cube, the sample space is the numbers 1 to 6.
Describe what is meant by theoretical and experimental probability and give an activity that emphasizes the difference.
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