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Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 6

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Standard 5.0 Knowledge of Probability

Students will use experimental methods or theoretical reasoning to determine probabilities to make predictions or solve problems about events whose outcomes involve random variation.

Topic

B. Theoretical Probability

Indicator

  • 1. Determine the probability of one simple event comprised of equally likely outcomes
Objectives
  1. Express the probability of an event as a fraction.
  2. Express the probability of an event as a decimal
    Assessment limit: Use a sample space of 10, 20, 25, or 50 outcomes
  3. Express the probability of an event as a percent

Topic

C. Experimental Probability

Indicator

Objective
  1. Make predictions and express the experimental probability as a fraction, a decimal, or a percent
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 30 results in the sample space

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Note: Highlighted assessment limits will be tested in the no calculator section of MSA. In the assessment limit, (0-10) or (-10 to 10) means all numbers in the problem or the answer will fall within the range of 0 to 10 (including endpoints) or -10 to 10 (including endpoints), respectively. All content standards are tested in MSA but not all objectives. Objectives that have an assessment limit are tested on MSA. Objectives without an assessment limit are not tested on MSA.

June 2004