This is an activity designed to do independently, in pairs, or in a guided group. Lends to discussion and discovery of probability, elementary understanding of mode, and graphic organization of information to compare and contrast. Students will flip a coin a total of ten times per trial and record results by simply shading in the space below the realistic-looking coins. A second opportunity to practice is provided if you would like to do one as guided practice (pennies), and one as independent practice (quarters). Culmination activity is to graph results on a simple bar graph to compare results. Limited reading and realistic coins lends this activity well to primary students and remedial and/or ESE students. The use of pennies and quarters make this an easy tie-in to President's Day.
Probability Coin Toss
by Heather Bridges/ReallyBusyTeacher
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