Folding Sculptures: A Focus on Surface Area and Scale Drawings

Middle School Math

Relative Frequency and Probability

Michael Jordan’s free-throw percentage for his last year 0.821. This is very close to our prediction of 0.832!

Even with skill, there is still chance involved in making a basket. Collecting data on a chance event and observing its long-run relative frequency allows us to make statistically sound predictions on the event when the event happens again.

Chance event
An event that happens by chance or involves chance. For example, flipping a coin is a chance event. There is a chance of the coin landing on heads or tails.


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