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# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Math: Elementary Math: Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis

K-5

60 Minutes

• TI-10
• ##### Other Materials
This is Activity 13 from the EXPLORATIONS Book:
Uncovering Math with Manipulatives and the TI-10

The following materials are required for this activity:
• Recording sheets
• Place-value spinner
• Pencils
• 3- x 5-inch note cards
• Small paper clips
• Centimeter cubes

## Place-Value Spinners

#### Activity Overview

Students also explore probability and patterns in place value by using two spinners and analyze and record the results.

#### Before the Activity

• See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
• Print pages 59 - 62 from the attached PDF file for your class
• #### During the Activity

Distribute the page to the class.

• Make a simple spinning device
• Each student in the class spins the Spinner A (marked with 1, 2, and 3) once and records the results
• Each students repeats the activity using Spinner B (marked with 10, 20, and 30) and records the results
• Play a game where students guess the sums of the spins
• Collect data of spins and record it on the sheet
• Use the calculator for finding sums
• Explore probability and patterns that emerge and analyze the results
• #### After the Activity

Students record data on the Recording Sheet.

• Review student results
• As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
• Re-teach concepts as necessary