Even and Odd Probability Activity2

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Objectives

Play a game and determine the probability of winning both theoretically and experimentally

Estimated Time

Prerequisites/Instructions, prior preparations, if any

Materials/ Resources needed

Board to draw the game, paper pencil

Process (How to do the activity)

This is a simple game, where you throw a dice which controls the position of your counter


on a 3 × 3 board.



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START

Rules of the game

  • Place your counter at the START square. Throw a dice.
  • If you get an EVEN number, you move your counter one square upwards.
  • If you get an ODD number, you move your counter one square left.
  • If your counter moves off any side of the board, you lose!
  • If your counter reaches the FINISH square, you have won.
  • Play the game a few times and see if you win.

Evaluation at the end of the activity

  1. How many 'odds' and how many 'evens' do you need to get to win?
  2. What is the probability of winning? (Theoretical)
  3. Play the game 20 or 30 times to find the experimental probability. Check your answers with that of question 2, above.