Math Monday

Monday, June 17, 2013

I wanted to share a SMARTboard lesson I made this year to help teach Probability. This lesson walks through the definition of probability, terminology, activities based off of luck and ones based off of strategy.  Here are a few of the slides that come in this product:

  My favorite activity in this lesson is the next one. I LOVE how it involves strategy and makes the students aware that probability isn't just plain luck of the draw. Sometimes strategy is involved!

 Another game that is included is the game of SKUNK. If you have never played, here are the directions:
A game of SKUNK consists of five rounds, one for each letter. A score sheet consists of five columns; at the top of each column is one of the letters from the word SKUNK. Play begins with the S column and continues through the K column.
Each round begins with every player standing, and two dice are rolled.
  • If a one is rolled on either die, play is over for that round, and all of the player's points in that column are wiped out.
  • If double ones are rolled, all points accumulated in prior columns are wiped out as well.
  • Otherwise, each player records the sum of both dice in that column of the score sheet. Then, each player may choose to try for more points on the next roll (continue standing), or he or she may stop and keep the points accumulated so far (sit down).
Note: Every player must stand for the first roll of a round. If a one or double ones occur on the very first roll of a round, each player must take the consequences.

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1 comment:

  1. I love this, just added it to my wishlist. Such a fun and interactive way to teach probability.

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