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## Investigation Dice racing

Indicator: 9.3 - Determine relative frequencies and theoretical probabilities

Student names:

Class:

## Students have 2 class periods to complete the following task.

The investigation is to be carried out in pairs, and in groups of
four (Q8 only).

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PART ONE
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a dice?

## 2. Khalfan throws a dice and gets four 6s in a row.

What is the probability of getting a 6 on his next
throw?

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## 3. Khalfan throws two dice and adds the numbers

together. What values can he get? What values
are impossible?

results.

Number
Name

10

11

12

Num
ber
Nam
e

10

11

12

## 6. Based on your data from both games, what is the

probability of:
a) Rolling a total of 4?
b) Rolling a total of 6?
c) Rolling a total of 11?

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## 7. If you could choose any number to have the best

chance of winning the game, which number would

## 8. Work with another pair and collect all your results

below (4 games altogether).

## )() Organising information and data)

in Q8. What do you notice? Is there a pattern?

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## 10. Based on your data in Q8, what is the probability

of:
a) Rolling a total of 4?
b) Rolling a total of 6?
c) Rolling a total of 11?

## 11. In Q7 you chose a number to have the best chance

of winning the game. Would you change your

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6 )
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PART TWO
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in Q12. What do you notice? Is there a pattern?

## 14. Based on the class data, what is the probability of:

a) Rolling a total of 4?
b) Rolling a total of 6?
c) Rolling a total of 11?

## 15. Faisal and Khalfan are going to play this game.

Faisal chooses number 2. Khalfan chooses number
7. Who do you think is more likely to win the

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6 )
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Skill
Inquiring
Experimenting

Criteria
Following
Instructions

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Handling
Researching

Organising
information/
data

Understanding
Explaining

## Follows almost all

instructions in the
Organises all
information
accurately
Includes all
necessary features
Gives complete and
accurate
descriptions and
reasons for results

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Analysing

Evaluating
Reflecting

Making
informed
judgements/
decisions
Collaborating
with other
students

Follows some
instructions in the
Organises some
information
accurately
Includes some
necessary features
Gives complete and
accurate
descriptions

Forms an opinion
that is supported
entirely by the
evidence available

Forms an opinion
that is supported
mostly by the
evidence available

Forms an opinion
that uses some
evidence

Contributes fully to
the groups work
Understands the
groups results
completely
Requires almost no
supervision or
encouragement
Tries to complete
activities

Contributes fully to
the groups work
Understands most
of the groups
results
Requires some
supervision or
encouragement
Tries to complete

Contributes partly
to the groups work
Understands some
of the groups
results
Requires regular
supervision or
encouragement
Tries to complete

Working
independently
and
persevering

Follows most
instructions in the
Organises most
information
accurately
Includes most
necessary features
Gives complete and
accurate
descriptions and
partly complete
and accurate
reasons for results

Participating
(Choose the
appropriate
criterion)

Follows few
instructions in the
Organises little
information
accurately
Includes few
necessary features
Gives partly
complete and
accurate
descriptions
OR
Repeats
mathematical
terms for results
Forms an opinion

Contributes little to
the groups work
Understands little
of the groups
results
Requires frequent
supervision or
encouragement
Tries to complete
OR
Seeks immediate
help

Follows no
instructions in the
Organises no
information
accurately

Gives no accurate
descriptions

Forms no opinion

Makes no
contribution

Requires constant
supervision to
activities

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