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ERIC Number: EJ1074723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Using Dice Games to Teach Hazards, Risk, and Outcomes in HACCP Classes
Oyarzabal, Omar A.
Journal of Extension, v53 n4 Article 4TOT7 Aug 2015
This article describes the incorporation of a dice game (piggy) to teach food safety hazards and risk in an engaging way in HACCP classes. Each player accumulates points by rolling two dice, but loses points in a turn when rolling a 7, or all accumulated points when rolling two consecutive doubles. This game helps explain the difference between a concrete event, a hazard (number 7) and risk of that hazard occurring (the probability of rolling number 7). Two consecutive doubles inflict a more severe loss and can help explain the variability in outcomes of food safety hazards.
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Language: English
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