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# Math Center:theoretical probabilities and experimental

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Background:
Many companies offer prizes (in varying colors/styles) inside their boxes to entice their consumers to buy their product. Fast food companies do the same thing in their kids’ meals. To increase sales, marketing companies advertise “Collect Them All!” to encourage multiple purchases or visits.
Materials:
Snap cubes (5 different colored cubes per pair, including one red)
Brown paper bag (one per pair)

Directions:
Simulate each scenario. Use the data to calculate the experimental probability.
Teacher Note: As students finish each simulation, they add their data to the class chart. As more students perform the simulation, the experimental probability should approach the theoretical probability. After all data has been collected, conduct a class discussion with the key question on the last page.
8.11b Use theoretical probabilities and experimental results to make predictions and decisions
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