Probability and Statistics

How do graphs help us?
When is a picture better than words?
What are the chances?
Is it fair?
Why predict?

Pose q’s about personal information, experiences and environment.
Explore ways to record and organize the data using tallies and tables
Construct real graphs and picture graphs and describe the data using the term more, less, same. Use a venn diagram.
Identify and extend visual, auditory and physical patterns. (weather patterns?)
Discuss probability using spinners and dice.
Record and discuss results.

Task:
Prediction: Can I fit more tiles or more counters in a handful?
Grab a handful of (scrabble) tiles and a handful of counters (glass beads?). Count each pile.
Discuss the probability of more of the same if done again. Repeat. Create a graph showing results and discuss it.

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