# Probability: Flipping and Rolling with Dash! (Gr. 6-8)

**Description**

In this lesson, using Dashâ€™s variable feature, students will determine the probability of choosing random numbers in a 50/50 setting and a 35/65 setting.

**Objectives**

- Define probability
- Run trials of experiments to determine the probability of a variety of events
- Convert results as a fraction and a decimal
- Track and report data effectively
- Compare and contrast a variety of data sets
- Predict the results of a probability problem using estimation
- Practice using conditionals and variables in the Blockly app

**Lesson Procedure**

- Class 1: Programming a Coin Toss (60 minutes)
- Class 2 & 3: Programming a Die Roll (60 minutes)

# Curriculum Connections Summary

- Ontario - Mathematics - Algebra (Coding)
- Quebec - Mathematics
- New Brunswick - Mathematics
- Nova Scotia - Mathematics & ICT
- Alberta - Mathematics & ICT
- British Columbia - Mathematics & ADST
- Manitoba - Mathematics
- Prince Edward Island - Mathematics
- Saskatchewan - Mathematics
- Newfoundland & Labrador - Mathematics
- Yukon Territories - Follow's B.C.'s Curriculum
- Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
- Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

**Robots and Accessories**

**Other Supplies**

- Probability Tracking worksheet (1 per group)
- Coins (1 per group)
- Pencils
- Dash Die worksheet (1 per group)
- Tape (1 roll per group)
- Scissors (1 pair per group)
- Projector or interactive display with mirroring capability
- [Optional] access to Twitter and Instagram
- Tablets - See Tablet Compatibility

## Find Out More

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