More Dice
This is a probability activity which involves using a spreadsheet package to model the rolling of two dice. In this exercise one, both or neither of the dice are biased.

Year 7 Objectives covered:
  • Compare experimental and theoretical probabilities in simple contexts
Year 8 Objectives:
  • Interpret the results of an experiment using the language of probability; appreciate that random processes are unpredictable
  • Use diagrams and tables to record in a systematic way all possible mutually exclusive outcomes for single events and for two successive events
  • Compare estimated experimental probabilities with theoretical probabilities, recognising that:
  • If an experiment is repeated the outcome may, and usually will, be different
  • Increasing the number of times an experiment is repeated generally leads to better estimates of probability
Year 9 Objectives:
  • Interpret results involving uncertainty and prediction
  • Identify all the mutually exclusive outcomes of an experiment
You can use this spreadsheet activity to create an additional challenge for pupils who are comfortable with the concepts from the Two Dice activity. The activity has opportunities for pupils to work in small groups, discuss probability and bias and extend their understanding of relative frequency and its connection to theoretical probabilities.

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