Winner Take All? Exploring Probability through Games of Chance

Author: Joyce Arnosky

School/Organization:

Penn Alexander School

Year: 2011

Seminar: Math Concepts in the Classroom

Grade Level: 5

Keywords: chance, math games, probability

School Subject(s): Math

The purpose of this unit is to provide 5th grade students with additional opportunities to extend their knowledge of probability. Through playing, analyzing, and creating games of chance using spinners and dice, students will explore the complexities of probability theory. This unit is intended as a supplement/support for the concepts set out in the School District of Philadelphia’s core curriculum. The length of the unit can be flexible. Activities can be implemented at the conclusion of a unit of study on probability or interspersed throughout, whenever they are considered applicable.

Download Unit: 11.02.01.pdf

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