Dive into pythagoras' fish tank! In this interactive game, you must follow pythagoras as he takes a dive into his fish tank and work out the probability of him catching a red fish. This game will help you practice the concepts we learned in math the other day: outcomes, events and probability. Remember that an outcome is something that may happen. The probability of catching a red fish is the fraction of red fish in the tank. Happy fishing and get hooked on probability!
Parents, this game helps students to review the math concept of probability and to meet the curriculum expectation of "compare, through investigation, the theoretical probability of an event (i.e., the ratio of the number of ways a favourable outcome can occur compared to the total number of possible outcomes) with experimental probability, and explain why they might differ" (ON Ministry of Education Math Curriculum, p. 120).
Students will practice how to calculate the probability of an event (the chance of catching a red fish). To help yours student along while he or she is playing this game, you could ask questions such as "why does the probability change each time?", or "how do you know what the probability is?"
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