Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Triple Crown hopefuls at the Preakness Stakes

Credit: AP Photo/Garry Jones

This Saturday is the running of the Preakness Stakes Thoroughbred horse race in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Preakness is the second major race for 3-year old thoroughbreds to run in their effort to claim the Triple Crown of horse racing.  Always Dreamer won the Kentucky Derby on May 6th.  Does he have a chance to win the Preakness?  In this activity we look at the empiracle probability of winning the second and third events.


For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

Will-AlwaysDreamer-win-TripleCrown.docx     Will-AlwaysDreamer-win-TripleCrown-solution.pdf

CCSS: 6.SP.B.5, 7.SP.C, 8.SP.C., HSS.MD.A

More Horseracing activities

California Chrome’s lineage – calculating fraction of parentage of this horse.  CCSS: 3.NFA, 4.NFA, 5.NFB, 6.RP

Triple Crown Possibilities – Tons of calculations and measurements of horses … rates, hands tall, furlongs, fractions. 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.1, 5.NF.7, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 7.NS.3

Horse Odds – Mathematical probabilities. CCSS: 7.SP.7, 7.SP.8, S-CP.2

from Yummy Math

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