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Fair Spinners


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Fair Spinners

In this math game, learners determine what makes a spinner fair or unfair. Learners first play a round with a pre-made spinner that isn't very fair. Then, learners design a new spinner that is fair and play again.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
      • Probability
    • Number and Operations
      • Decimals
      • Fractions
      • Operations
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Rimbey, M.Ed., NBCT (Math), Kimberly

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Actuarial Foundation, ©2007

Funding Sources:

  • Ernst & Young
  • New York Life Foundation
  • Swiss Re
  • Towers Perrin

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