Experimental & Theoretical Probability – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on experimental and theoretical probability that looks at the difference between probabilities worked out theoretically, and probabilities found by carrying out an experiment. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objective

  • To compare experimental data and theoretical probabilities.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher or foundation tier students. It could also be used with Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Experimental & Theoretical Probability’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Make a Spinner
  • Student Worksheet on Experimental & Theoretical Probability
  • True or False Cards
  • Probability Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the third lesson in the ‘Probability’ unit of work (foundation tier) and also the second lesson in the ‘Probability’ unit of work (higher tier).

The Probability (Foundation Tier) unit is available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in the unit are:

The Probability (Higher Tier) unit is also available as a pack with homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in this unit are: