Using Manipulatives to Solve Probability Problems


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Use a quarter to help you determine the probability of getting heads in a game of heads and tails.

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1. A spinner has 32 equal divisions with the numbers 1 through 8 randomly placed throughout. There's a total of 4 sets of these numbers. So there's 4 ones, 4 two, etc. What is the probability of spinning a 6?

2. How many total options does this probability manipulative have?

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Our informative quiz/worksheet combo is a handy way to assess your knowledge of the use of manipulatives to solve probability problems. As you access these multiple-choice questions 24 hours a day, you'll be asked about using a quarter to find the probability of flipping heads or tails and how to answer example probability questions involving manipulatives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to see if you can answer questions on:

  • The answer to a probability problem using a spinner
  • Options for a pictured probability manipulative
  • The probability of an outcome using dice
  • Use of coins to determine probability

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the probability of flipping a head or a tail on a coin if you play 30 rounds and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on using manipulatives to solve probability problems
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve probability practice problems

Additional Learning

Our lesson called Using Manipulatives to Solve Probability Problems is an easy way to learn more about this subject at your convenience. After you finish this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Define probability as it's used in math
  • Identify the classic game that utilizes a spinner
  • Outline the formula to use when calculating the probability of throwing a number on a dice