# PROBABILITY Word Problems - Error Analysis (Find the Error) Common Core

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CCSS7.SP.C.5

CCSS7.SP.C.6

CCSS7.SP.C.7

CCSS7.SP.C.7a

CCSS7.SP.C.7b

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PROBABILITY Word Problems - Error Analysis

Have your students apply their understanding of PROBABILITY with these ERROR ANALYSIS activities.

Giving students opportunities to identify and correct errors in presented solutions allows them to show their understanding of the mathematical concepts you have taught.

This resource includes 10 real-world PROBABILITY word problems that are solved incorrectly. Students have to IDENTIFY THE ERROR, provide the CORRECT SOLUTION and share a helpful STRATEGY for solving the problem. An ANSWER KEY has also been provided with examples of possible answers.

When I present this activity to my students, I tell them that these are errors that students from my other class made and I need their help to correct them. Students LOVE correcting other students mistakes. Students can use these activities with a partner, as a warm-up , as classwork, homework, in math centers or group work.

✔ probability of simple events

✔ theoretical and experimental probability

✔ probability of compound events

✔ simulations

✔ Fundamental Counting Principal

✔ permutations

✔ independent and dependent events

*7.SP.5- Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood.

* 7.SP.6 - Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its long-run relative frequency, and predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability.

* 7.SP.7 - Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies;

* 7.SP.8 - Find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation.

*Mathematics Practice Standard 3 - Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

* ERROR ANALYSIS

* TASK CARDS

* PROBLEM SOLVING GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

* MAZE, RIDDLE & COLORING PAGE

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Have your students apply their understanding of PROBABILITY with these ERROR ANALYSIS activities.

**Benefits of Math Error Analysis:**Giving students opportunities to identify and correct errors in presented solutions allows them to show their understanding of the mathematical concepts you have taught.

**Whats Included:**This resource includes 10 real-world PROBABILITY word problems that are solved incorrectly. Students have to IDENTIFY THE ERROR, provide the CORRECT SOLUTION and share a helpful STRATEGY for solving the problem. An ANSWER KEY has also been provided with examples of possible answers.

**Be sure to download the sample for a full overview of what you get.****How to Use:**When I present this activity to my students, I tell them that these are errors that students from my other class made and I need their help to correct them. Students LOVE correcting other students mistakes. Students can use these activities with a partner, as a warm-up , as classwork, homework, in math centers or group work.

**Topics included:**✔ probability of simple events

✔ theoretical and experimental probability

✔ probability of compound events

✔ simulations

✔ Fundamental Counting Principal

✔ permutations

✔ independent and dependent events

**This resource is also included in my PROBABILITY UNIT RESOURCE BUNDLE!****Common Core Aligned:***7.SP.5- Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood.

* 7.SP.6 - Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its long-run relative frequency, and predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability.

* 7.SP.7 - Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies;

* 7.SP.8 - Find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation.

*Mathematics Practice Standard 3 - Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

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### Standards

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CCSS7.SP.C.5

Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood. A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability around 1/2 indicates an event that is neither unlikely nor likely, and a probability near 1 indicates a likely event.

CCSS7.SP.C.6

Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its long-run relative frequency, and predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability. For example, when rolling a number cube 600 times, predict that a 3 or 6 would be rolled roughly 200 times, but probably not exactly 200 times.

CCSS7.SP.C.7

Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies; if the agreement is not good, explain possible sources of the discrepancy.

CCSS7.SP.C.7a

Develop a uniform probability model by assigning equal probability to all outcomes, and use the model to determine probabilities of events. For example, if a student is selected at random from a class, find the probability that Jane will be selected and the probability that a girl will be selected.

CCSS7.SP.C.7b

Develop a probability model (which may not be uniform) by observing frequencies in data generated from a chance process. For example, find the approximate probability that a spinning penny will land heads up or that a tossed paper cup will land open-end down. Do the outcomes for the spinning penny appear to be equally likely based on the observed frequencies?