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Lesson Plan

Data and Probability: What's the Chance?
Subject: Math
Grade span: 9 to 12
Duration: 1 hour
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Math Games


This is an example of a Math Game that focuses on developing students' understanding of data and probability while they determine if the game they are playing is fair. Students are encouraged to engage in rich mathematical discussions while testing their hypotheses.

Learning Goals:



What to Do:

For a small-group activity, students can sort buttons, cards, or numbers into two groups, trying to find the rule of the activity leader.

Evaluate (Outcomes to look for):

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