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.

Will-AlwaysDreamer-win-TripleCrown.pdf

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 https://www.yummymath.com/2017/triple-crown-hopefuls-at-the-preakness-stakes/

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