Triple Crown hopeful at the Preakness Stakes

Justify won the Preakness - Can he win the Triple Crown?

Credit: AP Photo/Garry Jones

This past Saturday was the running of the Preakness Stakes Thoroughbred horse race in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Preakness is the second major race for 3-year old thoroughbreds to run in their effort to claim the Triple Crown of horse racing.  Justify won the Kentucky Derby on May 5th and the Preakness on May 19th.  Does he have a chance to win all three races?  In this activity we look at the empiracle probability of winning the second and third events.

The activity: Will-Justify-win-TripleCrown.pdf

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

Will-Justify-win-TripleCrown.docx     Will-Justify-win-TripleCrown-solution.pdf

CCSS: 6.SP.B.5, 7.SP.C, 8.SP.C., HSS.MD.A

More Horseracing activities

California Chrome's lineage - calculating fraction of parentage of this horse.  CCSS: 3.NFA, 4.NFA, 5.NFB, 6.RP

Triple Crown Possibilities - Tons of calculations and measurements of horses ... rates, hands tall, furlongs, fractions. 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.1, 5.NF.7, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 7.NS.3

Horse Odds - Mathematical probabilities. CCSS: 7.SP.7, 7.SP.8, S-CP.2


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