Illuminations: Sticks and Stones

Students will play Sticks and Stones, a game based on the Apache game “Throw Sticks,” which was played at multi-nation celebrations.

Students will collect data, investigate the likelihood of various moves, and use basic ideas of expected value to determine the average number of turns needed to win a game.


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