This project is designed for 7th-8th graders who have learned how to calculate theoretical and experimental probabilities. Students should be able to calculate all possible out comes (sample space ) for a game/situation.
Students will design a game using the knowledge of different games they’ve played before. They will design the game, type up instructions on how to play, write the sample space for playing, calculate experimental and theoretical probabilities, and run their game during a class game day.
Set aside one day for students to play their game in class. This allows students to gather data for experimental probability and calculate whether their game is profitable or not.
Students enjoy creating their own games while learning about the various probabilities of other games that they have played.
Students could use all different objects for their games such as dice, marbles, cups, cards, coins, spinners, etc. Students can takes parts of other games they’ve played and add different rules or stipulations to win.
Good luck and enjoy the project!!
I've included pictures from our class game day!