The following is a workshop used in a class for preservice K-8 math teachers. The goal of this activity is to use a simulation model to determine an approximate probability for a compound event. It is based on an example found in

*The Art and Techniques of Simulation*. I updated the activity to reflect my current understandings and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).**Grade 7 CCSS in Probability and Statistics [7.SP]**

8. Find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation.

**Schema Activation:**Pop Quiz

Take the following - record how sure you are of each answer on the righthand side.

__Pascal's Triangle Quiz__

True or false: The following number sequences can be found in Pascal's Triangle

- Triangular Numbers
- Square Numbers
- Pentagonal Numbers

**Focus:**Monte Carlo Procedure

from M3RP |

**Activity:**Making a Guess

A class is taking a three-guestion true-false quiz. What are the chances that a person making a random guess on the quiz would get: (1) all of the question correct; (2) two question correct; (3) one question correct; or (4) no questions correct. You should start by making a prediction and then follow the steps outlined in the Focus to conduct 50 trials.

**Reflect:**Math Congress - Problem Solving

- What did you understand about the problem?
- How did you create and carry out your plan?
- Looking back, where did you learn something new?
- Looking forward, when could you apply your learning to another situation?

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