Dice duels: airport subtraction

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Published on 2018 August 13th

Move planes along numbered lanes on an airport runway. Subtract the smaller number from the larger number on a pair of dice to determine which plane takes off. Try to predict which lane is most likely to clear quickly. Explore how many rolls are needed to match a chosen number five times. Look at an explanation of uneven distributions. Compare the theoretical data distribution 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 variation and probabilities.
2. Students interpret frequency graphs to identify theoretical probabilities.
3. Students distinguish between even and uneven data distributions.
4. Students compare theoretical and experimentally derived 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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