The Egg Roulette Game

Hard boiled or raw? Which egg will you get? A hands-on activity has scholars explore the impact of conditional probability. Based on a skit from the Tonight Show, pupils model the selection of the two types of eggs using beads. They collect data and analyze the outcomes using fathom software.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use graphing calculators to analyze data if access to the software is not available
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes students know how to establish whether events are conditional or independent
  • Allow time to collect and prepare necessary materials
Pros
  • Includes a teaching guide and all necessary handouts
  • Contains a video to introduce the activity
Cons
  • None