Dice duels: tool

Learning Material, Learning Guide, Learning Module  |  Interactive Lesson  |  RAR

Published on 2018 August 13th

Description
Explore numbers generated by a set of five dice, each having up to 12 faces. Choose how to combine the numbers rolled: add, subtract or multiply. Use the tool to run up to 9999 trials and graph the results. Find out whether some numbers come up more often than others. Compare the shape of theoretical data distributions with experimental results. This learning object is one in a series of 11 objects.
Objective
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 distinguish between even and uneven distributions.
4. Students compare the shape of theoretical and experimentally derived data distributions.

Curriculum Information

 Education Type K to 12 Grade Level Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 9, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 10 Learning Area Mathematics Content/Topic Numbers and Number Sense Geometry Measurement Statistics and Probability Patterns and Algebra Statistics and probability Patterns and algebra Intended Users Learners, Students Competencies