Fish Fair

Purpose

This is a level 3 probability activity from the Figure It Out theme series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Student Activity

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Specific Learning Outcomes

explore how results can vary from expectations

Required Resource Materials
3 identical cups, 2 counters

FIO, Level 2-3, Theme: Under the Sea, Fish Fair, page 12

A classmate

Activity

Game

Students can play this game in pairs and record their results systematically. For example, they can use a tally:
tally.
Discuss the need to play a large number of games to increase the reliability of results. If many students are playing the game, the results can be collated to get a larger sample.
Students should notice that a player wins only about one-third of the time. Encourage them to explain these results. Here are some possible methods:

cups.

“One of the three cups will make you lose.” (the opposite of winning)

Possible results:

cups.


Answers to Activity

Game
A game about data recording

Attachments
FishFair.pdf456.83 KB

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