The Process

Follow the steps
below to complete the Probability WebQuest:

- Discuss theoretical and experimental probabilities with Mr. Phillips in class before visiting
Mr. Phillips’ WebQuest page.
- Print out the blank data tables that will be used to record results from each probability experiment.
(Click the link below.) http://hartleyswimming.googlepages.com/ProbabilityWebQuestPDF.pdf
- Before each experiment, take a moment to make predictions on what the outcomes will be for
each task.
- Click on the links to perform the experiments. Make
sure to follow the instructions on each website to select the correct variables for each experiment (number of dice, coins,
etc.)
- Record the actual results on the data sheet after each experiment, and compare the predictions
(theoretical probability) with the actual outcomes (experimental probability.)
- Finally, respond to the two short-answer questions on the data sheet:

- What did you notice about the theoretical & experimental probabilities after performing the experiments many times?
- Can
you design your own probability experiment?

__Use these websites to conduct your experiments:__

Task A: “Coin
Toss” http://morgan.rutgers.edu/MorganWebFrames/Level3/Page1/p1.html

Task B: “Virtual
Dice” http://morgan.rutgers.edu/MorganWebFrames/Level3/Page2/p2.html

Task 3: “Spinning Wheel”

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol6/intro_probability.html