The Hunger Games

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The odds will be in your favor that young statisticians will volunteer to participate in this experiment. After watching a short video that is part of the PBS Math at the Core middle school collection, scholars engage in a lottery and use a formula to predict the probability that their name will be drawn.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • To provide a context for the experiment, show the lottery scene from The Hunger Games film
  • The directions for the experiment are complex; therefore, project the directions but reveal only one step at a time, and check for understanding before proceeding to the next step
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members need not be familiar with the novel or the film; however, showing the lottery scene would provide a context and create interest in the novel
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Pros
  • Using data based on their own families, pupils make a personal connection to the experiment
Cons
  • None