Description: Students will play a game based on chance involving dice. They will then try to determine a strategy to win based on the probability of the dice rolls. Can the students find a better way to win?
Common Core Standards: 7.SP.6 (and others)
Materials: Dice (one pair needed if playing as a class)
Student Learning Goals:
(1) Students will be able to observe a long-running chance event and make predictions of relative frequency based on observations.
(2) Students will be able to use probability to calculate the odds of an event happening and apply it to predicting the odds when playing a game.
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