Easy way to teach Probability

Probability with 3 lego bricks

A fun and easy way to teach the concept of probability to our kids is by helping them visualize the problem and trying to solve it first hand. Legos come in handy when teaching the concept of probability to them.

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Probability with 3 different Lego Bricks

12 Red lego bricks, 16 blue lego bricks  and 18 yellow lego bricks are all mixed up in a cloth bag.  All the bricks are completely alike except for their colors.  The room is in total darkness, and you want two matching bricks.

You start pulling out bricks from the bag, one at a time. What is the fewest number of bricks that you would need to take out of the drawer in order to be certain that you have a pair that match?

Give it a try and let me know your answer in the comments section.

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