Unit 5, Lesson 2# Estimating Probabilities by Collecting Data

EngageNY 45 min(s)

Students estimate probabilities by collecting data on an outcome of a chance experiment. Students use given data to estimate probabilities. Lesson 1 introduced students to an informal idea of probability and the vocabulary impossible, unlikely, equally likely, likely, and certain to describe the chance of an event occurring. The results of the game are used to introduce a method for finding an estimate for the probability of an event occurring.