Probability explorations in a game context: The dice difference game

probability ages 11 - 14 years

Learning about probability poses difficulties for students at all levels. In this lesson students are asked to make predictions about the fairness of a dice difference game and then test them by gathering and examining data. Student predictions and conclusions are examined and re-examined in interactions among small group members and whole class or group and teacher. This lesson also addresses some common misconceptions relating to probability of simple and compound events.

Dr Sashi Sharma (The University of Waikato, New Zealand)
September 25, 2019

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