Probability Project: Design Your Own Game

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Designing a game is the focus of this probability lesson. Groups develop and build a unique game, including directions for how to play, a calculation of the expected value of winning, and a personal reflection. The plan provides a rubric for scoring the game and the directions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a culminating activity on a unit with expected value
  • Can be used with lower grades if learners simply figure the probabilities of winning rather than expected value
Classroom Considerations

  • Materials to build games are required
  • The construction of the game may take a long time
Pros

  • Designing the rules for a fair game requires an understanding of probability
  • An engaging activity
Cons

  • It is possible to not make the mathematical connection while creating the game