Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mystery Spinners

Today we got a little mysterious with our spinners!

The students broke into small groups and were given a spinner. Each group had a different spinner and had to keep it a secret from the other groups. The students predicted the outcomes of their spinners before they were given the fancy spinner tool (i.e., paperclips).




After recording 30 spins, the students created a graph of their spins:











The graphs were posted on our whiteboard for the students to study. As a class, we discussed which spinners belonged to which graphs. The students made great connections and explained how they knew which outcomes were possible, most likely, least likely, and impossible.

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