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Genetics with Horses Math Activity

Genetics with Horses Math Activity
Genetics with Horses Math Activity
Genetics with Horses Math Activity
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The colour of a foal is dependant on the genetics of its parents. Using some scenarios, students are encouraged to make use of fractions and percentages to test their math skills of probability.

Page 1: Discussion of dominant and recessive colours
Page 2: Scenario of a bay and chestnut horse being bred and the resulting foal colour with fractions and percentages discussed
Page 3: 3 scenarios for students to work out themselves, filling in the likelihood out of 4 that a foal is a certain colour and then converting this to a percentage
Page 4: Teacher instructions; teacher answers

Skills encouraged in this activity: understanding dominant and recessive, determining foal colour, work with fractions and percentages.

Created by Christine Meunier.
Total Pages
5 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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