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 the Fundamental Counting Principle to calculate how many color combinations are possible for the popular Nike Free Run running shoe, and also explore the "paralysis-by-analysis" that can come from too much choice.

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

How is wealth distributed in the United States? Students use measures of center, five-number summaries, and box plots to examine different distributions while digging into one of the most important economic and political issues facing the nation.

Topic: Statistics and Probability (SP)