Rolling Dice  Do you know what number would come up most often and why?
A Math Activity by Diane M. Burnett
PURPOSE:
This activity will provide hands on activity in proving why one set of
numbers come up more often than others.
OBJECTIVE:
TEK (4.13A) Probability and statistics. The student solves problems
by collecting, organizing, displaying, and interpreting sets of data.
The student is expected to list all possible outcomes of a probability
experiment such as tossing a coin.
MATERIALS:
pencil
dice
graphing paper
colored pencil
paper


As a focus for this lesson ask the students which number combination
do they feel will come up the most. Then on the board show by picture
how you can only have one combination of numbers for the total of 2, and
only two combinabions for the number 3, etc.
PROCEDURE:

Working in pairs the students will roll a pair of dice and record the results
of each roll for 100 times.

Tally the amount of hits for each number from 2 through 12.

Make a bar graph to reflect the tallied results of each number.
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