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Chance and Data Maths Investigation - Roll Me a Six!

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 9 pages | Years: 5 - 6

A mathematics investigation involving chance and data, embedded in a real-world context.

This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of chance, data collection and data representation.

In this investigation, the students must conduct a comprehensive chance experiment to test the following statement:

If you whisper Roll me a six! to a dice before rolling it, you have a higher chance of getting a six.

The students must collect data by rolling a dice 20 times, whispering Roll me a six! before each roll. They must then roll the dice 20 more times without whispering. The students must present and compare their data using frequency tables and a side-by-side column graph.

This teaching resource includes:

  • teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
  • a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
  • various recording worksheets
  • reflection questions.

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