Chance Encounters: Probability in Games and Simulations

Students investigate probability through games involving coins, number cubes, and spinners. They represent probabilities using fractions, decimals, and percents, and compare theoretical and experimental probability. As students use numeric, verbal and visual representations of probability, they test the fairness of games involving two independent events. In the last phase, students collect data, design a simulation game for an activity of their choice and analyze the actual results compared to the theoretical results.

NCTM Standard: Data Analysis and Probability

Primary Mathematical Goals