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Mystery Box Probability Activity

I created this mystery box probability activity to give my Algebra 1 students some hands-on experience with probability. When I dreamed up this probability activity, I envisioned myself using a box.  Therefore, I typed up the notes as “Mystery Box Probability.” Then, my husband ended up borrowing the box I planned to use for an …

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Blocko Game for Practicing Experimental and Theoretical Probability

I love using the Blocko game to give students much needed practice with experimental and theoretical probability. This game also goes by the name “Beano.” I prefer to play it with linking cubes, so we call it Blocko. Algebra 1 is in the midst of our LAST unit of the year.  With the stress and …

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Free Printable Farkle Score Sheet (with Scoring Guidelines)

Looking to play a friendly game of Farkle with friends or with your students in your classroom? I’ve got a free printable Farkle Score Sheet to help make your game play run smoothly. What is Farkle? Farkle is an incredibly fun and addictive dice game that is equally suitable for a fun family game night …

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Russian Fable for Marriage Probability Activity

My statistics class recently worked through a probability activity involving a Russian fable regarding marriage from the MEP Demonstration Project. I’m gonna be honest.  My students and I have way too many conversations about my current relationship status.  I’m not married, and that bothers them.  Students have stopped me in the Wal-Mart parking lot to …

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Probability Activity with Cuboctahedrons

My statistics class recently did a data collection activity related to probability with cuboctahedrons. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we only had two days of school this week.  Needless to say, my students were not very excited about having to come to school on Monday and Tuesday.  Several of the schools around us took the …

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Teaching Probability with Deal or No Deal

This post should actually be titled “Teaching Probability with Deal or No Deal and Teaching Myself a Whole Lot More in the Process.” After my 8th graders were finished with state testing, my cooperating teacher suggested that I have the students play Deal or No Deal one day to practice probability. He told me that …

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