Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Jumble Game

Students toss a die to get pattern blocks to add to create a jack-o-lantern face. The first person to complete his/her jack-o-lantern wins the game. This game develops the concept of probability of a single die as students also have opportunities for Lucky or Unlucky tosses that add a twist to the game.

Data Collection & Analysis: This simple game provides a great opportunity for data collection and analysis of the probability of a one-die toss.

Have students use the recording sheet to capture  each die toss. After completing the game, students may add their results to a class data table to see if each number does indeed have an equal chance of winning.

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