Comparing Theoretical & Experimental Probability

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about how your classmates' expected results compare to their experimental results.

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • How did you find the sample space and the number of favorable outcomes?
  • Can you explain what your diagram of the sample space tells us?
  • How did you decide what the expected results would be?
  • How do your results for 100 trials compare with your expected results?
  • Why do you think your expected results and experimental results compare in this way?
  • How do your results for 100 trials compare to the class results?
  • Which results—your results or the class results—are closer to the theoretical probability? Explain.