Math Interactives in Probability

These two probability interactives with accompanying worksheets are designed for students in grades 6-8.  In the first activity, Toads and Vines, students explore outcomes from rolling a die, tossing a coin and using a spinner to perform single and double event probabilities.  Prinouts include other activities, solutions, a board game and learning strategies.

In the second activity, kids compare theoretical and experimental probabilities, and the Monte Carlo Method.  A video illustrates how this math is used to evaluate risks and the danger of avalanches in the mountains of Alberta.  In the interactive, students operate a simulation of 6 downhill ski runs.  The accompanying printouts help them practice the math to determine  and extrapolate these probabilities.

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