Have students experience Theoretical and Experimental Probability with the popular game, Rock, Paper, Scissors. Students will create sample spaces as well as evaluate if the game is "Fair". Next they will experiment to see if their results match the theoretical probability. Then they will work to create a "Fair" version of the game with three players instead of two. Lastly, they will experiment with the new version of the game.
Step 1: Find the Theoretical Probability for Two Person Rock Paper Scissors.
Step 2: Conduct 18 Trials to find the Experimental Probability.
Step 3: Compare Individual Results to Class Results. Then discuss how the Theoretical Probability compared to Experimental Probability.
Step 4: Find the Theoretical Probability for Three Person Rock Paper Scissors.
Step 5: How can you adjusts the points to make the game fair?
Step 6: Conduct 27 Trials to find the Experimental Probability.