Comparing Probabilities: Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Coin Toss

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  • 1 St. Joseph's College, Long Island, NY

In this activity, students find the theoretical probabilities of winning a coin toss and a round of the rock, paper, scissors game. They next devise strategies to win and test them out. Students then compare the theoretical probabilities they found with the experimental probabilities.

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    • RPSvCoinActivityWorksheet (51.1 KB)
Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
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