Activity: An Experiment with Dice

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Roll the dice with this activity and teach young mathematicians about probability. Record outcomes for rolling two number cubes in order to determine what is most likely to happen. Graph the data and investigate patterns in the results, comparing what actually happens to what is expected to happen. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • A great activity to include in a unit on probability
  • Apply prior knowledge about fractions to explain how probabilities can be written as ratios
Pros

  • Using dice to teach probability engages students in learning
  • Provides a link to a website for making bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, and tables
  • Guiding questions an explanations are provided to support teachers with instruction
  • Includes key terms and definitions related to probability
Cons

  • Requires teachers to develop their own lessons around this activity