Type:

Game, Lesson Plan

Description:

In this lesson you will find two probability games: The Addition and Multiplication Game. Each game is played with partners and dice. It's a great way for students to find experimental and theoretical probability and discuss the fairness of games.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Data Analysis & Probability

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Probability

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.C.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood. A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability around 1/2 indicates an event that is neither unlikely nor likely, and a probability near 1 indicates a likely event.

CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.C.6: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its long-run relative frequency, and predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability.

CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.C.7: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies; if the agreement is not good, explain possible sources of the discrepancy.

CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.C.7b: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Develop a probability model (which may not be uniform) by observing frequencies in data generated from a chance process.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-01-01.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This game makes a nice contrast with the addition game. Students are invited to discover that tho the rules are almost the same, the outcome is very different. They can reflect on the notion of fairness.

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