Education Technology

Plinko!

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will simulate a popular game, find experimental probabilities, and then compare those probabilities to the corresponding theoretical probabilities.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Understand and apply basic concepts of probability
  • Compute probabilities for simple compound events, using such methods as organized lists, tree diagrams, and area models
  • After the Activity

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