### Spin the Big Wheel! (Probability)

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Step right up! Spin the big wheel! Each spin can result in no prize, a small prize, or a big prize. The wheel can be spun by 1, 10, or 100 players. Results are recorded on a frequency table or a circle graph. You can also design your own wheel and a sign that describes the probabilities for your wheel.

#### LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

• Distinguish between events that are certain, likely, unlikely, and impossible.
• Understand that probability refers to the likelihood of an event, but does not allow the event to be predicted with certainty.
• Determine the probability of a given outcome, such as winning a prize with a spinner.
• Understand that experimental results will not exactly match theoretical probability.

#### VOCABULARY:

• certain, impossible, outcome, probability, sample space, trial

### User Lesson Materials (2):

• EL Staff
##### Spin the Big Wheel Constructing Explanations Prompt

This worksheet asks students to review three different days results of data and then infer the design of the prize wheel. Students then support the claim with evidence and reasoning.

Designed For:  Math 6, Math 7, Math 8, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Statistics

• ##### Blank Spin Wheels

A blank template of the Gizmo's Spin Wheels for offline learning use and assessment.

### User Recommendations (6):

• ##### Great for an introduction to probability in Stats class. My kids can see the ideas rather than just hear about them.

Recommended For:  Statistics

• ##### Great for 7th and 8th also

Recommended For:  Math 7, Pre-Algebra

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