Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dice Probability

We have been studying probability in math. After looking at many different spinners, we have moved onto looking at the probability of dice. Students worked in pairs and were each given a different kind of dice. The students recorded their roll 20 times on the sheet below.

After recording all the 20 rolls, pairs graphed only rolls of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on the sheet below. As you can guess, not all dice produced many rolls of 1-6, while others rolled only 1-6.

Then, students had to guess which graphs matched with which dice. It was an enjoyable probability lesson as the students got to practice it hands-on!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun idea! Thanks so much for linking up and for adding this great idea to our collection of math center ideas. I have a bit of a love for different types of dice, so this is especially great. You have now motivated me to go searching for more fun dice like yours! Thanks!

    ~Miss Martin
    Miss Martin’s Classroom