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Digital Unit Plan Template

Unit Title: Probability Name: Megan Tanielu

Content Area: Mathematics Grade Level: 7
CA Content Standard(s)/Common Core Standard(s):
CCSS.Math.7.SP.5. Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event
occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood. A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability around 1/2 indicates an
event that is neither unlikely nor likely, and a probability near 1 indicates a likely event.

CCSS.Math.7.SP.7a. Develop a uniform probability model by assigning equal probability to all outcomes, and use the model to determine
probabilities of events.
Big Ideas/Unit Goals:
How does understanding probability help people make decisions?

How can theoretical probabilities be used to predict experimental probabilities?

Unit Summary:
Our Probability unit will be divided into three sections: theoretical or experimental probability (first section); types of events (second
section); and representations of a portion (third section). Each section will have many classwork assignments and activities to help students
practice the different topics of probability. For example, in the first section, students will view a teacher lecture on Theoretical and
Experimental Probability while completing corresponding guided notes. At the end of this section, students will differentiate between
theoretical and experimental probability.
In the second section, students will complete a webercise about types of events (impossible, possible, and certain events and independent
and dependent events) where they will explore various Internet resources and respond to numerous corresponding questions. Similar to the
first section, students will differentiate between impossible, possible, and certain events and will differentiate between independent and
dependent events. In the last section, students will explore two Internet resources about representations of a portion and complete a
corresponding graphic organizer. At the end of this section, students will be able to express probabilities not only as fractions but also as
decimals and percents. By the end of this unit, students will be able to assess the information from a given problem about the events and
probabilities (whether the events are impossible, possible, or certain; whether the events are independent and dependent; and whether the
probabilities are theoretical and experimental) and then evaluate the probability of an occurring event.
Assessment Plan:
Entry-Level: Formative: Summative:
Discussion of pie charts Graphic organizer Study guide
Questions to check for understanding Project
Quiz
Class probability number line
Lesson 1 (Teacher Lecture)
Student Learning Objective: Acceptable Evidence Lesson Activities:
Students will compare (Assessments): Students will participate in a teacher lecture. First, the teacher will provide them with
and contrast theoretical Students use the Theoretical and Experimental Probability guided notes as seen on the Digital Unit Plan
and experimental information from Lesson 1: Teacher Lecture. Then they access the Theoretical and Experimental
probability. Theoretical and Probability presentation on the Digital Unit Plan Lesson 1: Teacher Lecture. While
Students will find the Experimental viewing this teacher lecture, they will complete their guided notes. These guided notes
probability of an Probability presentation ensure that students are engaging with the learning material and checking for
occurring event. to complete the guided understanding. Everything on the guided notes should be answered by the
notes to the best of their presentation. This teacher lecture lesson should take at least 1.5 hours for most
ability. (It should be students.
evident that the student
tried.) The guided notes
should demonstrate
that the student took
the time to view and
understand the teacher
lecture.

Student Learning Objective: Acceptable Evidence: Lesson Activities:
Given a list of events, Students use the Students will complete a webercise about impossible, possible, and certain events and
students will arrange information from the independent and dependent events. To complete the webercise worksheet, the teacher
them into three provided Internet will provide them with a webercise worksheet as seen on the Digital Unit Plan Lesson
categories: impossible, resources to complete 2: Webercise. The students will follow the instructions on the webercise worksheet that
possible, or certain. the webercise will lead them to five different Internet resources about our two topics regarding
Given a list of events, worksheet to the best of probability. This webercise emphasizes a variety of resources that are available to them
students will arrange all their ability. (It should outside of the classroom, namely via the Internet. Also, the webercise worksheet,
of them into two be evident that the similar to the guided notes in lesson 1, ensures that students are engaging with the
categories: independent student tried.) The learning material and checking for understanding. This webercise worksheet should
or dependent. webercise worksheet take at least two hours for most students.
should demonstrate that
the student took the
time to view and
understand all five
Internet resources.

Lesson 3 (Graphic Organizer)

Student Learning Objective: Acceptable Evidence: Lesson Activities:
Students will write any Students use the Students will work together in their teams to complete the Representations of a Portion
probability as a fraction, information from the graphic organizer. The teacher will provide them with the graphic organizer as seen on
decimal, and percent. provided Internet the Digital Unit Plan Lesson 3: Graphic Organizer.
resources to complete First, after they have read through all of the directions, they will read both provided
the graphic organizer resources with their teams. In the six larger rectangles with curved corners, students
according to the will describe the steps in their own words for all six of the following conditions:
checklist provided on fraction to percent and percent to fraction, fraction to decimal and decimal to fraction,
the Digital Unit Plan and decimal to percent and percent to decimal. Students must label each of these
Lesson 3: Graphic conditions at the top of the rectangle.
Organizer. The graphic Lastly, in the smaller rectangles with sharp corners (that are directly below the
organizer should larger rectangles with curved corners), students will use their steps to convert (a
14
20
demonstrate the student
fraction) into a percent and decimal; convert 52% (a percent) into a fraction and
took the time to view
decimal; and convert 0.4 (a decimal) into a fraction and percent.
and understand both
This graphic organizer helps students recognize that probabilities can be expressed as
Internet resources.
a fraction, decimal, and percent. This graphic organizer should take at least 1.5 hours
for most students.
Unit Resources:
Lesson 2: Webercise

Impossible, unlikely, even, likely, and certain events (the probability number line) (HubPages)
Probability Line (Math is Fun)
Certain or Impossible Worksheets (TutorVista)
Dependent or Independent? (Statistics How To)
Identify independent and dependent events (IXL)
Lesson 3: Graphic Organizer

3.1.5 Is there a more efficient way?

Decimals, Fractions, and Percentages (Math is Fun)

Experimental probability (IXL)

Probability of simple events (IXL)
Probability Vocabulary (Quizlet)
Probability (Math Goodies)
Simplifying Fractions Is Really Simple, When You Follow The Rules (Help With Fractions)
Converting between percents, fractions, & decimals (Khan Academy)
Probability (Flocabulary)
Probability Real World Practice (MashUp Math)

Useful Websites:

Assessments:
Quiz Create a student account in order to access the Probability quiz. Then select the orange Search tab. Go to the Quiz Search. For Quiz #1, type
Probability. Then click Exact Match. Then scroll down the Quiz #1 Results until you see Probability|7th Grade Probability|Megan Tanielu|N/A Public
Course. Select the little box next to Probability, then scroll to the top of the page and click Register. Select the blue Classes tab, and click on Untaken
Quizzes under 7th Grade Probability. Find the Probability quiz, and click on Take whenever you are ready.
Design a study guide

Lecture 1: Teacher Lecture

Theoretical and Experimental Probability presentation