7.6 Probability and Statistics

Beginning Lesson

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Wheel of Fortune

Is Wheel of Fortune rigged? Students use percents and probabilities to compare theoretical versus experimental probabilities, and explore whether the show is legit, or whether there might be something shady going on!

Topic: Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP), Statistics and Probability (SP)

Middle Lessons

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I'd Like to Buy a Vowel

How much should vowels cost on Wheel of Fortune? Students use ratios and percents to explore what would happen if Wheel of Fortune charged prices for vowels based on how often they come up.

Topic: Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP), Statistics and Probability (SP)
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Pair-Alysis

How many different shoes can you design on NIKEiD? Students use tree diagrams to determine the total number of design combinations that are possible on NikeID and discuss the psychological impact of having billions of options to choose from.

Topic: Statistics and Probability (SP)
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VA-NITY PL88

In how many ways can you personalize a license plate? Students use the Fundamental Counting Principle to determine the total number of possible messages.

Topic: Expressions and Equations (EE), Statistics and Probability (SP)

End Lesson

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Wealth of Nations

What does a fair wealth distribution look like? Students use mean, median, histograms, and box-and-whisker plots to compare how wealth is distributed in different countries and debate the pros and cons of their ideal distribution.

Topic: Statistics and Probability (SP)