What is the Probability of “Pigging Out”

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Learners apply their understanding of luck to a probability experiment. They play a game of Pass the Pigs to determine the probability of a specific outcome. Using analysis for their data, pupils declare the measures of center, dot plots, and standard deviation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Compare the results of this with the results of rolling two dice
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires several sets of the dice game Pass the Pigs or Internet access to play online
  • Relies on prior knowledge of constructing dot plots, calculating measures of center, and representing probability

  • Includes an answer key
  • Offers a few extension ideas

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