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In this math activity, learners play a probability game and try to be the first to get to the end of the game board path .This activity guide contains a material list, black line masters for the game board, game instructions, sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards.

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 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Six spinners
  • Masking tape
  • Red and blue crayons
  • Scissors
  • Paper clips
  • Stiff paper
  • Game board
  • One die
  • Two red game pieces (2 pieces of red paper)
  • Two blue game pieces (2 pieces of blue paper)


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Probability
    • Reasoning and Proof
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, Children's Museum of Houston, 2004

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil