# LESSON TITLE: Probability of “Making a Hoop”

# CURRICULUM AREA: Math 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.4

## GRADE LEVEL: 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8th

# ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

# What is the difference between theoretical and experimental probability?

# ACTIVITY SUMMARY:

Students will be divided into 12 equal groups with each group representing one of the ACC schools. Students will participate in an activity to illustrate experimental and theoretical probability.

# ACTIVATING STRATEGIES:

Whole class determines probability by writing a ratio with shots hit divided by total. Teacher asks students probability if she takes 10 more shots. (theoretical probability) Teachers shoots 10 times. Record data. (experimental probability)

# METHOD:

1)

Students are grouped.

2)

Each student shoots 10 times.

3)

Record data.

4)

Each Student shoots 10 more times.

5)

Compare theoretical with experimental probability.

# SUMMARY STRATEGIES:

Teacher will pose higher order questions. Review theoretical and experimental probability. Predictions are posted.

# RESOURCES:

Nerf ball (1 per group). Data table per person.

# RE-TEACHING AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES:

1. Students can gather free throw data and 3 point shot data of ACC player(s) and predict game performance for a particular game based on past performance. Record data from game and compare to prediction.

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