Although rather simple in appearance, the 21 different puzzles included in "Probability Piranhas" challenge students to not only use their knowledge of probability, but incorporate their knowledge of equivalent fractions as well.
The objective for each puzzle is clear enough: Draw in the missing black and/or white fish to satisfy the given probability. (For example, the problem might state that the chance of catching a white fish is 2 out of 3. However, already swimming in the aquarium are 5 white fish and 2 black fish. The kids may not erase, cross out, or color in any fish. Instead they must draw the least amount of additional fish to satisfy the given probability. In this case, the children would have to add 1 more white fish and 1 more black fish. Having done so, the probability would then be 6 out of 9, the equivalent of 2 out of 3.)
This packet contains 7 reproducible (front and back) handouts containing 3 puzzles each, for a total of 21 puzzles altogether. An answer key is also included.
These printable worksheets are great for students to hone their probability and fraction skills, whether in math centers, as homework and/or classwork, or as test preparation for state standardized tests. The best thing about them, though, is they truly challenge the students to think.
The worksheets in "Probability Piranhas" are also rendered in black and white, thereby producing crisp, clear copies every time.
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