Dice duels: bike race

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Published on 2018 August 13th

Race bikes along a track. Try to pick a winner before the races start. Add the numbers on a pair of dice to determine which bike moves. Explore how many rolls are needed to complete a race. Work out the least and greatest number of rolls possible for two track lengths. Look at larger samples of race results. Compare the shape of theoretical data distributions with experimental results. This learning object is one in a series of 11 objects.
1. Students collect and handle data about random events to test conjectures about statistical variation.
2. Students interpret frequency graphs to compare experimental results with theoretical probabilities.
3. Students compare the shape of theoretical and experimentally-derived data distributions in situations where there is bias.
4. Students relate the shape of data distributions to statements about sample variation and sample size.
5. Students distinguish between even and uneven data distributions.

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K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 9, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 10
Numbers and Number Sense Geometry Measurement Statistics and Probability Patterns and Algebra Statistics and probability Patterns and algebra
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