Probability, Igba-ita (A Nigerian game)

In a creative cross-curricular activity, middle schoolers play a Nigerian game using cowrie shells. (You can use shell-shaped pasta if you do not have actual shells.) As they play, they keep a record of their scores, and then use the data to explore probability concepts. This is an admirable alternative approach to teaching probability concepts! 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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