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Surf for More Math

Lesson 6 - Communicating about an Experiment

To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Communicating about an Experiment, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.

Goals

Interpret data.

Communicate about probability.

 

Instructions for Use

 

Spinners teaches students about chance and random choices.

To use Spinners, click the "Spin" button and record the result of each spin on a tally chart. To change the spinner, click the "Change Spinner" button. In the text field, input the title for each section. Choose a colour to represent the title by clicking on the colour palette bar at the right. Click the "Apply" button. To change either the text fields or the colours, click the "Reset" button.

 

Probability lets students experiment with probability by spinning a spinner to collect and interpret data.

To use Probability, start by selecting "Preset Spinner". Choose the number of spins - 1, 5, or 10. Click the "Spin" button. A tally chart records the results of each spin. Press the "Clear Tally" button to clear the results and start again.

To use "Make Your own Spinner", select the "New Spinner" button. To increase or decrease the colour sections, click the "+" or "-" buttons, or drag the black dots on the spinner. Choose the number of spins - 1, 5, or 10. Click the "Spin" button. A tally chart records the results of each spin. Press the "Clear Tally" button to clear the results and start again.

 

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