1.  A paper cup is tossed on the floor.

 a)  Describe the three ways that can it land.

 b)  Look at the cup carefully. Why can you not predict an outcome like you can when rolling a die or tossing a coin?

 c)  Which one in this case is experimental more probable?

2.  A thumb tack is tossed so that it lands on your desk.

 a)  How many ways can it land?

 b)  Can you predict the outcome of a toss?

3.  Use a small glass dish. Place it 2 metres from a line (made with tape) on the floor. You stand behind the line and toss the coin.

 a)  How many ways can it land?

 b)  Can you predict the outcome of a toss?

4.  a)  Choose one of the above examples (or make up your own example) and estimate the probability of each outcome.

 b)  Conduct an experiment to test your predictions in a).
How close were you in your prediction?

5.  Relate this work with the games of chance at an exhibition. Are the outcomes calculated in your favor? Describe a game you have played and discuss how the outcomes can be manipulated by the way games are physically constructed.
