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Rolling the Dice

Have fun with adding and probability in a dice activity. After you roll a pair of dice 100 times and tallying which numbers each roll produces, answer questions about how many ways you can roll for certain totals.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Complete the activity in groups, as partners, or individually
  • Finish the questions before or after rolling the dice, depending on skill level (answer as hypothesis or conclusion)
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires 100 rolls to record the data, but younger kids could roll it fewer times if necessary