Unit 5, Lesson 10# Conducting a Simulation to Estimate the Probability of an Event

EngageNY 45 min(s)

Students learn simulation as a method for estimating probabilities that can be used for problems in which it is difficult to collect data by experimentation or by developing theoretical probability models. Students learn how to perform simulations to estimate probabilities. Students use various devices to perform simulations (e.g., coin, number cube, cards). Students compare estimated probabilities from simulations to theoretical probabilities.