Education Technology

Switch or Stick?

Published on 08/04/2010

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will simulate a popular game to find experimental probabilities and determine which is the best strategy by creating a histogram.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students will simulate an experiment to determine the best strategy for winning a game, whether it is staying with the card originally picked or switching to the other card. Each strategy and outcome is given a number. The numbers will be collected in a list.

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    Students will graph the data in a histogram to draw conclusions. Groups will compare data to see larger patterns in the classroom.