In this investigation, students learn how to create a fair game, i.e. a game that provides equal likelihood of “winning” to all players, as they explore a process to find cases in which the probability of taking out two marbles of the same color is equal to the probability of taking out two marbles of different colors.

Math Concepts:
probability
sample space
tree diagram
triangular numbers

MYP Related Concepts:
equivalence
patterns

MYP Key Concepts:
creativity
logic

MYP Global Context:
Fairness and Development