Instructional Activity# Making My Head Spin

Lesson 5. Unit 8. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources20 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 5, Unit 8, Grade 7. In this activity, students return to calculating probabilities using the sample space, and they compare the calculated probabilities to the outcomes of their actual trials. Students have a chance to construct arguments about why probability estimates based on carrying out the experiment many times might differ from the expected probability. Students use a spinner in this activity, which will be helpful when designing simulations in upcoming lessons.