Fair Game?

This Fair Game? assessment also includes:

The game should be fair at all costs. The mini-assessment revolves around the ability to use probabilities to determine whether a game is fair. Individuals determine compound events to calculate simple probabilities and make long-run predictions. The task was part of a national, normed math assessment.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a mini-lesson on what makes a game fair
  • Have groups create rules that would favor one player over the other
Classroom Considerations

  • The class needs to know prime numbers
  • The task was part of a national, normed math assessment
Pros

  • The discussion of the item includes typical understanding and misconceptions for specific scores
  • The resource includes instructional implications based upon the pupils' performance
Cons

  • None