The initial question for this online activity asks students to determine the probability of winning a bowling tournament, given scores for the first five games. Students determine what the score in a sixth game must be in order to win the tournament. They also calculate the probability of bowling that score. Two solutions to this problem are included. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. In related questions, students determine the probability of desired outcomes using test, basketball, and diving scores. For one activity, students toss a thumbtack 200 times and figure the probability of the tack landing point up. The site also features information about the all-time high bowling score, some probability history, and the meaning of the term average. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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