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Race to the Top


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    The Actuarial Foundation

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Race to the Top

In this math game, learners examine the probability of rolling sums from 0 to 12 with two dice. The first player to reach the finish line is the winner. Older learners can list all possible outcomes and the probability of each. Use this activity to explore probability, modes, and fairness.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 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
    • Representation

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • 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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