Is the Last Banana Game Fair?

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Is the “Last Banana” game fair? Engaging in this exploration provides students with the mathematical power to answer the question and the mathematical opportunity to explore important statistical ideas. Students engage in simulations to calculate experimental probabilities and confirm those results by examining theoretical probabilities

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When playing the Last Banana game, would you rather be player 1 or player 2? Students exploring this question can come away with a better understanding of experimental and theoretical probabilities and how to use them to make informed decisions.

Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12

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