One way to analyse probability, is to count how many distinct possible outcomes there are in a situation.
- How many distinct possible outcomes can you count in Color-Rama?
There may be more than one way to get certain colors.
A helpful way to count all of the possibilities is to make a tree diagram.
Use this tree diagram to calculate the probability of landing on each color in the game:
- Can you figure out the color for each outcome from this diagram?
- What is the probability of each of the four colors in the game?
- How could you change the rules to Color-Rama to make it a ‘fair game’ ? (discuss or research what ‘fair game’ really means before you answer)