Candy Probability
by: Samantha Michalka (almost 3 years ago)

Description

This project is recommended for use in the Algebra classroom as a compliment to the instruction of probability. This experiment enables the demonstration of experimental data approaching the  theoretical probability when a sufficient number of data sets are incorporated.

Procedure:

1. Draw one piece of candy (best done wearing mittens since the candy has slightly different shapes).

2. Tally the type of candy you selected.

3. Replace the candy in the box.

4. Repeat as many times as you want

5. Record the values for each candy type into one dataset.

Data Sets
 John Foghorn Leghorn Sarah Brady pine sweet lab Karen Karen Laura Laura N Candy Dean Gaudet Sugar Central by Dean KJeffrey KJeffrey Sweet Stuff Laura M Laura M Suzanne SBeaupre Kathleen mmmmmmmmm Mary Ann Mary Ann Judy F Judy f KAT Kathy Lorraine Yum Lorraine Kristin Kristin
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## Candy Probability

Project #1440 on iSENSEProject.org

Description

This project is recommended for use in the Algebra classroom as a compliment to the instruction of probability. This experiment enables the demonstration of experimental data approaching the  theoretical probability when a sufficient number of data sets are incorporated.

Procedure:

1. Draw one piece of candy (best done wearing mittens since the candy has slightly different shapes).

2. Tally the type of candy you selected.

3. Replace the candy in the box.

4. Repeat as many times as you want

5. Record the values for each candy type into one dataset.

Fields
Name Units Type of Data
Count
None
Number
Candy
None
Text

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Name(s): ______________________________________
Date: _________________________________________

 Count Candy