If you try to predict how the games will play out by filling out a bracket, what are your chances of picking every game? How does the change from 64 to 65 to now, 68 teams in the field complicate things? How many brackets would you need to fill out to pick every possibility?

# Tag: Data and Probability

## March Madness – Does seeding really matter?

## Pi Day 2023 – 3/14

## Iditarod 2023 – The Last Great Race on Earth

## Turkey-Syrian Earthquake + Richter scale

On February 6th, Turkey and Syria were hit with a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake. What does a 7.8 magnitude earthquake imply? What’s a seismometer? What is the amplitude of a seismograph and what does it mean? Use our Richter scale activity to introduce your students to logarithmic Richter magnitudes.

## Powerball, Mega Millions, and probability

## Big bucks 2023

## Winter Solstice 2022

## Wind chill

## Inflation and the cost of gasoline

## Participation in Halloween activities

## Labor Day 2022

## Someone ate my cake

## Will sending you back to school this year cost a fortune?

In this activity students decide what equipment and supplies are necessary, estimate how much that will all cost, confer with classmates to refine their lists, and then research to find out more accurately how much it will probably cost to send them back to school. This activity could be used for students in upper elementary school all the way to high school. It offers an opportunity for kids to estimate, research, reason, calculate and communicate with each other.