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        Thinkport | Hoops and Probability

        Explore probability, relative frequency, and percentages using Michael Jordan’s career statistics for basketball free-throw shots in this video from MPT. In the accompanying classroom activity, students find the long-run relative frequency of a dice roll, coin flip, and “free-throw” paper toss. They compare situations in which observed frequency approaches theoretical probability (e.g., coin toss) and situations in which changes in skills over time may impact relative frequency (e.g., paper toss). To get the most from this activity, students should have experience calculating percentages and converting between decimals and percentages. For a longer self-paced student tutorial using this media, see "Relative Frequency and Probability" on Thinkport from Maryland Public Television.

        "Relative Frequency and Probability" on Thinkport

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