Sounds Really Good! (Sort Of...)

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Winning a lottery game with 60% odds sounds like a no brainer. This is when the math kicks in to show players that in the long run, they lose money the more often they play. Here is one simple question that opens the doors to a nice discussion about probability and odds of gambling. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Let learners work in small groups to discuss the outcome of playing the game multiple times
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should know how to calculate probability before attempting this task
Pros

  • Shows the realism of what odds look like in the long run
  • Comes with a nicely worked-out answer key that contains commentary for the instructor
Cons

  • None
Common Core