Mystery Spinners


Use the spreadsheet to make your own to print out and laminate. Using a paper clip and pen as a pivot point on the spinners works well with kids. Visiting websites like Shodor will provide comprehensive lesson notes on using Mystery Spinners as a rich mathematical investigation. http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/textbooks/chapter/21/1070

Popular 'virtual spinners' can be used for generating long run probabilities for students to explore.

• NLVM: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_186_g_1_t_1.html?open=activities

• Illuminations: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=79

• Shodor: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/BasicSpinner

Using the spreadsheet, it takes just seconds to change the data to generate new spinners...to extend the investigation.



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