Six, Five, Four: A Probability Game
Analyze this simple betting game with your fourth grade student. Discuss probability as you work to figure out whether the odds are in the dealer's or the player's favor. All you need is a set of three dice, and you can start playing! Play several times and look for patterns in the game. Who is most likely to win? Who is least likely to win? Take a close-up look at each round of the game. If you are interested in going a step further and looking into the exact calculations, read the "Probability Discussion" posted at the bottom of the page.
Term to Know:
probability: a measure of how likely it is an event will occur
What You Need:
- Three ordinary dice (Make your own.)