Mathematics 6

# Surf for More Math

## Lesson 1 - Conducting Probability Experiments

To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Conducting Probability Experiments, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.

### Goal

Compare probabilities in two experiments.

### Builds Upon

Student Book pages 388-389

### Instructions for Use

Probability lets students experiment with probability by rolling dice or spinning a spinner.

To use Probability, start by selecting the Dice. Choose the number of spins - 1, 5, or 10. Click the 'Spin' button. A tally chart records the results of each spin. Press the 'Clear Tally' button to clear the results and start again.

Select the 'Make Dice' button and click in the radio buttons to choose the numbers of each face of the dice. Select the 'New Dice' button to choose different set amounts on the face of the dice.

To use the spinners, select 'Preset Spinner'. Choose the number of spins - 1, 5, or 10. Click the 'Spin' button. A tally chart records the results of each spin. Press the 'Clear Tally' button to clear the results and start again.

To use 'Make Your own Spinner', select the 'New Spinner' button. To increase or decrease the colour sections, click the '+' or '-' buttons, or drag the black dots on the spinner. Choose the number of spins - 1, 5, or 10. Click the 'Spin' button. A tally chart records the results of each spin. Press the 'Clear Tally' button to clear the results and start again.