# Smarties Probability Activity

August 22, 2011 Leave a comment

*Wednesday 24th August 2011*

**Learning Intention:** To be able to calculate the probability of different events.

**Success Criteria:**

– Be able to use formula to determine probability of an event.

– Convert probability values between decimal, fraction and percentage.

Today students will look at the probabilities associated with choosing different coloured Smarties. Each student will be given a small packet of Smarties. They will then be required to record the frequency of each colour and the corresponding probability of randomly choosing them. They will record these values in a table. We will then collaborate class data. Students can enter their results in the table below, from which we will determine the frequencies and probabilities for the whole class sample.