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 bar 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.