Q:

I would like to teach my young child about basic probability.What would be a good way to do this? - Curious

A:

Tossing two coins is a good way to introduce your young children to the study of probability. Begin by talking about what happens if you and your child toss a coin simultaneously. Then write down the possible outcomes. Next, ask your child to make a prediction about how often two heads will turn up if the coins are tossed 20 times. Follow up by tossing the coins 20 times and tallying the outcomes as they occur. Did the outcomes agree with your predictions?