Tag: compound probability

Games with dice

Time to let students become naturally curious about probability.  In this activity students work in teams to record the frequency of rolled dice combinations. They observe the difference between experimental and theoretical outcomes and consider how sample size affects how the…

Powerball jackpot continues to rise in value

Powerball and MegaMillion jackpots are growing all the time.  Having a terrible chance of winning half a billion dollars might be a context that engages your students.   Examine compound probability to decide if playing Powerball is worth it.  As part…