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Standard 5
Students will analyze, draw conclusions, and make predictions based upon data and apply basic concepts of probability.
Objective 2
Apply basic concepts of probability and justify outcomes.

USOE-Approved Lesson Plans
• E.T. Probability (Experimental/Theoretical)
This activity explains the difference between experimental and theoretical probability.
• How Likely is it?
This activity explores the concept of probability and chance. It will show many different ways of expressing a ratio and what it means when connected with probability.
• It’s Probably a Lot of Fun!
The students will be able to identify the probability of an experiment as a fraction, decimal, or percent and compare experimental results with theoretical results.
• Math 6 - Act. 22: The Dice Game
This dice game will help students better understand basic concepts of probability.
• Math 6 - Act. 25: Coin Tossing
This experiment is designed to help students see that the probability is not the same as reality. However, they should discover that as we do the experiment more times, the results resemble the probability more closely.
• P.I.’s (aka – Probability Investigators)
This activity helps students to understand probability more fully and how it affects their daily lives.

Lesson Plans
• An Investigation of Regional Housing Costs
This lesson has students explore differences in regional housing costs, determine the percentage of gross income spent on housing, assess the impact of housing costs on are location decision and recognize wages and housing costs are prices.
• What's in a Graph?
The purpose of this lesson is to help students learn how to use and interpret graphs. The graphs will be pulled from a variety of sources, and the activities ask the students to interpret graphs. The students need to start this lesson with the knowledge of what a graph is. They should also know how to observe and collect data.

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