Fire-Starter: Chances of getting it right

What are your chances of passing a 10-item True-False test if you randomly guess the answers? What are the odds you’d get all the questions right? John Bohannon sent in his quick and catchy way to get kids thinking about statistics and probability, across the curriculum. (He uses it when they’re working on an opinion survey in social studies.)

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3 thoughts on “Fire-Starter: Chances of getting it right

  1. I think this is a GREAT way to get kids to think about probability and CONSEQUENCES at the same time.. It puts this concept into an area they can easily relate too :)

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