Scribe Post for October 8, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Today in class, we did a dice game. We had to figure out if the dice game is fair or not.

Here are the rules for the game:
1) One of the participants is the PLAYER and the other is the OPPONENT. Only the PLAYER rolls the number cubes.
2)Each participant starts out with ten points.
3)Each time the PLAYER rolls a sum of 7, the OPPONENT must give up or transfer three points to the PLAYER.
4)Each time the PLAYER rolls any sum other than 7, he or she must give up one point to the OPPONENT.
5)Record the results of each roll on this game sheet. Record how many points the PLAYER or the OPPONENT has at the end of each roll of the dice.
6)The student with the most points at the end of ten rolls is the winner. If one of the participants runs out of points before ten rolls, the other participant is the winner.

Everyone in the classroom had to be in a group of two to play this game. We used a dice that has another dice in it.

Here is an example of what the game looks like:

Another thing we did today was a car game. Here are the rules:
1)Red Car moves when a dice is rolled the number 2, 4, 6
2)Blue Car moves when a dice is rolled the number 1, 3, 5
3)The car that gets to the end first wins.
When Mr. Harbeck did the game, the blue car ended up winning.

Then, we had to figure out a fair way to win a game without using even or odd numbers. My classmate and I figured out fair way. This is what the rules are:
1)Red Car moves when you roll1,2,3
2)Blue Car moves when you roll 4, 5, 6
These rules are fair because both of the cars have an even chance of winning.

The next scribe poster I choose is... MELISSA !


  1. Mr. H said...

    Abby try to stay away from last names. YOu could also add probability to your labels at the bottom of the post. Nice job. Looking forward to more blog work from you.

    October 8, 2008 at 8:20 PM  

  2. michaeledlavitch said...

    Have you tried the online Math Games at Hooda Math yet?

    October 17, 2008 at 2:15 PM  

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