Fairground GamesL.O.•To produce an interesting and clearlyexplained fairground game•To become an effective team worker.
Fair Game?• Design a “fair game”, which could be used as part of a school fete• The game must be simulated indoors in a classroom• Ideas include Lucky Dip, Roll-a-penny• Finished project will consist of: - a plan of your project, including calculations of the probabilities involved - a poster explaining the rules of your game - an evaluation of your game - the game itself
Lesson GuideLesson 1: Plan your gameOptional Homework 1: Collect any materials you will needLesson 2: Make your gameOptional Homework 2: Finish making your gameLesson 3: Showcase your game and evaluate
Lesson 1: PlanningInclude the following in your plan• Your names• Name of game• Type of game (eg Lucky Dip, Dice Roll etc.)• Brief description of game apparatus• Brief description of how to play• Game instructions and rules• Calculations to show the probability of winning/losing• Details of prizes• A detailed, annotated drawing of your game
Optional Homework 1: Finding• Bring in anything that you will need to make your game with at the start of the next lesson• A4 coloured card, scissors, glue, sellotape will be provided
Lesson 2: MakingIn todays lesson you must:• Make your game• Produce a poster explaining how to playProjects must be ready before the start of thenext lesson!If you have time at the end you can investigate the probabilities ofwinning/losing further. How much money would you expect to make from20 people? 50 people? In a day? How could you vary the prizes /structure of your game to make it more interesting?
What makes a good team?• Think about what makes a good team – use ideas from your Learning to Learn lessons.• Your teacher will collect your ideas on the board…these will be your agreed rules for this task.
Teamwork• You will be working in teams to make your fairground game.• You will each be given a role:. 1. Team Leader - makes sure that everyone is on-task and has a job to do2. Equipment Monitor- collects and organises the equipment that will be needed for your game3. Time Keeper- makes sure that the game will be ready by the end of the lesson4. Poster Coordinator- makes sure that the rules of your game are clearly explained
Optional Homework 2: Finishing• Your game, rules and calculations all must be completed before the start of your next lesson
Lesson 3: EvaluatingIn todays lesson you will have a chance toshowcase your game, and to try otherpeople’s projects.When you are showing your game, keepgood records of what happens on eachturn: how much is won/lost?After showcasing, write an evaluation toexplain what went well, and what youwould need to improve if using the gameagain. Calculate how much money youwould have won/lost if you consideredentrance fee and prizes.
How did your team do?• When you are evaluating your game, think about how well you worked as a team.• Did everyone carry out their roles well?• Who was the best member of your team?• How could you have improved your teamwork?