Stick or Switch?

This Stick or Switch? lesson plan also includes:

Step into the world of Monty Hall. Young mathematicians learn about probability by investigating a game similar to that of the Monty Hall problem. Guesses, experiments with spinners, and computer simulations help with this investigation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have classmates act out the situation as a skit to introduce the problem
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have experience with probability and tree diagrams
  • Activity requires either a real three-section spinner or Internet access to use an online interactive spinner
Pros

  • Provides an extension activity for advanced pupils
  • Includes a link to an interactive to use with the activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core