Chance and Data Maths Investigation – Roll Me a Six!To download this FREE teaching resource Create a free account
A mathematics investigation involving chance and data, embedded in a real-world context.
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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Australian Curriculum alignment
- Mathematics > Year 5 > Statistics and Probability > Data representation and interpretation > ACMSP118
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- Mathematics > Year 6 > Statistics and Probability > Chance > ACMSP144
Describe probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentagesElaborationsinvestigating games of chance popular in different cultures and evaluating the relative benefits to the organisers and parti...
- Mathematics > Year 6 > Statistics and Probability > Data representation and interpretation > ACMSP147
Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variablesElaborationscomparing different student-generated diagrams, tables and graphs, describ...
- Mathematics > Year 5 > Statistics and Probability > Data representation and interpretation > ACMSP119
Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologiesElaborationsidentifying the best methods of presenting da...
- Mathematics > Year 6 > Statistics and Probability > Chance > ACMSP145
Conduct chance experiments with both small and large numbers of trials using appropriate digital technologiesElaborationsconducting repeated trials of chance experiments, identifying the variation bet...
- Mathematics > Year 5 > Statistics and Probability > Data representation and interpretation > ACMSP120
Describe and interpret different data sets in contextElaborationsusing and comparing data representations for different data sets to help decision making (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Crea...
- Mathematics > Year 6 > Statistics and Probability > Chance > ACMSP146
Compare observed frequencies across experiments with expected frequenciesElaborationspredicting likely outcomes from a run of chance events and distinguishing these from surprising results (Skills: Li...
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Comments & Reviews
Fixed typo on Reflection Q5 - 'change' to 'chance'
Fix by Jill (Teach Starter) 30th Sep, 2017
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