Do You Wanna Bet?: Your Chance to Find Out About Probability

Do You Wanna Bet?: Your Chance to Find Out About Probability


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A book about probability, chance, and how to figure them—real math in a book that’s fun. Watch Danny and Brian in action at school, at home, and at play, and discover for yourself that chance has a part in a surprising number of everyday situations. If the weather forecaster predicts a 60 percent chance of snow, should Danny count on a “snow day”? Has Brian bought enough chances to have a chance at winning the PTA raffle? Will Danny’s mother’s new baby be a boy or a girl? Do you wanna bet?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618829996
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/21/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,155,223
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Martha Weston was the author and illustrator of two charming picture books about Tuck, as well as the illustrator of Clarion's successful Owen Foote books by Stephanie Greene. Martha Weston died in 2003.

Table of Contents

Do You Wanna Bet?     1
One Out of Two     3
Heads or Tails?     3
Which Hand?     7
Girl or Boy?     9
Forecasting     13
Will It Snow Tomorrow?     13
Are You Sure? Is It Impossible? Maybe!     16
ABC's of Probability     25
The Mysterious Message     25
Making and Breaking Codes     31
Birthday Party     37
Same Birthday     37
Door Prize     41
How Many Red? Brown? Yellow?     43
Sampling and Statistics     51
Left Hand or Right?     51
Baseball Statistics and Strategy     54
PTA Carnival     61
Take a Chance! Win a TV Set!     61
Lucky Wheel     64
Guessing the Colors     69
Winners and Losers     75
Playing Cards     75
Roll of the Dice     81
Last Chance     87
What Shall We Name the Baby?     87
Place Your Bets!     90
Bibliography     97
Index     101

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