Mystery Spinners

This Mystery Spinners lesson plan also includes:

Take a spin with probability. Given a set of clues about the probability of events on a spinner, groups create their own  device to match the clues. Using a jigsaw strategy, groups share their spinners and strategies with other groups. The lesson concludes with an exit ticket where each learner creates a spinner based on their own criteria to determine homework assignments.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups create clues and trade them with other groups to complete the spinner for the clue set
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructors must create sets of clues for each spinner group
  • Assumes the class has knowledge of simple probability
Pros

  • Provides time allotments for each section of the lesson
  • Includes information on pre-work to prepare the class before the activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core