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Probability Fair - An Online Game

By: www.mrnussbaum.com

Roll up, roll up, the fairground is in town!

There is a host of different games to play at the fair – each revolving around probability.

To start with, you must spin a wheel of fortune and choose what you think is the color it will most probably finish at. If you get it right, you get your first tickets to use at the fair.

Once inside, there are five other games available – Duck Pluck, where you must pick the duck you think will win a race; Plinko, where you choose the best place to drop a coin down a peg board in order to reach the holes at the bottom with the highest scores; Number Board, where you must guess whether to place your token on red, black or green and in which the unlikelier it is that the spinner lands on a color or a number, the higher the number of tickets you receive as a reward; Shell Game, in which you must keep track of a pea underneath a shell to win; and Ticket Wheel, in which you must guess how hard you should spin the wheel to try and reach the sections that offer the most reward.

Each game deals with probability in different ways, and asks you to use your skill to work out which gives you the likeliest reward. An interesting way for elementary school kids to see how probability works in the real world! The fairground awaits!

Game Specifications:
  • Skill Practiced:Chance and Probability
  • Action Speed: Slow
  • Special Education Compatibility: High
  • Technology: Flash
  • Difficulty: Easy-Medium
  • User Controls: Mouse
  • For Grades: K-3, K-4, K-5
  • Approx. Duration: 12 Minutes
  • Overall Quality: High