I love stations and I love chromebooks. The chromebook cart is not available this week so I plan on borrowing just a few chromebooks for stations :)

**Station 1 - Coin Toss**
Chromebooks will be set on

this page:

Questions posted at station:

1. If I toss a coin, what are the possible outcomes? What is the probability of each outcome?

2. If I toss a coin twice, what are the possible
outcomes? What is the probability of
each outcome?

3. If I toss a coin 10 times, how many would you
expect to land on heads. Enter 10 in the number of tosses, click
start and record your results.

4. If I toss a coin 50 times, how many would you
expect to land on heads? Enter 50 in the number of tosses, click
start and record your results.

5. If I toss a coin 100 times, how many would you
expect to land on heads? Enter 100 in the number of tosses, click
start and record your results.

6. As you increase the number of tosses….do you
notice anything about your data? Why is
this?

**Station 2 - **
Chromebooks will be set on

this page:

Questions posted at station:

1. If I spin the spinner, what are the possible
outcomes? What is the probability of
each outcome?

2. If I spin the spinner twice, what are the
possible outcomes? What is the
probability of each outcome?

3. If I was to spin the spinner 20 times, how many
times would you expect it to land on yellow? Spin the spinner 20 times…. How many times does it actually land on yellow? Explain why these answers might be different.

4. Create a spinner that has the following
probabilities and draw it on your recording sheet:

10% yellow

10% purple

20% orange

20% red

40% blue (because you know it is my favorite color)

**Station 3 - Guess What's in the Bag? **

At station 3 I will have a brown paper bag with colored blocks or tiles or something inside.

Questions posted at station 3:

1. Without looking, reach into the bag and choose
an item. Put the item back in the back
and then draw again. Repeat 10 times and
record the colors of the 10 items you have drawn.

2. There are 20 items in the bag. Based on your results from #1, predict how
many items of each color are present in the bag.

3. Is it possible there are colors in the bag that
you did not choose during #1? Explain
why or why not.

4. Look in the bag and write a fraction to represent
each color.

5. How did your experimental probabilities compare
to the theoretical probabilities?

**Station 4 - Deal or No Deal **
Chromebooks will be set to

this page:

At this station, students will pick up this

handout:

Most of the work at this station will be completed/shown on the handout, but I will have an instructions page with a few questions.

1. Choose
your briefcase.

2. Open 6 briefcases. As you are opening, cross off any opened
amounts on the provided pages.

3. You will be given a bank offer… record this
offer in the table on the right of the provided page by round 1. How many briefcases are remaining with more
than that offer? How many briefcases are
remaining total? Calculate the
probability of winning more than the bank offer. Discuss as a group- deal or no deal?

4. Continue to play the game, completing steps on
the pages as you work.

5. On your recording sheet, tell me how many rounds
you played and your final winnings.

**Station 5 - Tree Diagrams**
Draw tree diagrams for the
following probability experiments and then answer the questions.

1. Rolling two dice. What is the probability of rolling doubles?

2. Flipping a coin three times. What is the probability of flipping 3 of
the same thing?

3. Rolling a dice and tossing a coin. What is the probability of rolling an even
number and flipping heads?

**Station 6 - Marble Outcomes**

Chromebooks will be set on

this page:

Questions posted at station 6:

1. Follow steps given by the program. How did you select if a red or blue marble
appearing was impossible, unlikely, even change, likely, or certain?

2. Click the lever to pick a random marble. Then click reset. In 12 picks, how many times is each color
picked?

3. Are the numbers what you expected? Why or why not?

4. What is the theoretical probability of each
color being chosen?

5. Click reset, and then choose 12 marbles randomly
again. Are the numbers the same or
different? Why?

6. How many red marbles would have to be in the
machine to be __certain__ of a red marble being chosen?

I have 6 student groups of 3-5 students. I have 90 minute classes so I set the timer for about 6-8 minutes per station. This gives me time for warm-up at the beginning of class, time for them to move between stations when I say "rotate" and time to discuss each station at the end of class. If students don't finish a station, it isn't a big deal, as long as they were working the entire time.

Students fold a blank sheet of paper into fourths- giving 8 sections front and back. They number the boxes and complete answers to each question in the coordinating box. This leaves me two boxes to have them try problems again, take notes, or complete a ticket to leave once we have discussed each station as a class.