Tossing Cylinders

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Everyone loves a lesson that involves throwing things around! To understand probability, your experimenters will predict how different cylinder-shaped objects will land when tossed. When the data is collected, they will calculate the probability of each outcome with the results recorded. A fun way to open up the room for discussion or have learners independently predict the outcomes. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Engaging activity
  • Can be done as class activity or in small groups
Cons

  • No examples of calculating probabilities
  • Prior knowledge needed
Common Core