Flipping Out: Calculating Probability with a Coin Game

  • Flipping Out: Calculating Probability with a Coin Game

    Kate Degner
    This probability activity builds on students’ experience with the common practice of coin flipping. In particular, the activity addresses the grade 7 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) in probability and statistics (CCSSI 2010). Students calculate the probability of simple and compound events by using an organized list or probability tree. Additionally, the activity provides the opportunity for students to confront potential misconceptions about probability.