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Rolling Dice

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This task is intended as a classroom activity. Students pool the results of many repetitions of the random phenomenon (rolling dice) and compare their results to the theoretical expectation they develop by considering all possible outcomes of rolling two dice. This gives them a concrete example of what we mean by long term relative frequency. A possible stumbling block for students is the idea that there are two ways to roll a six and a five: six on the first die and five on the second, or vice versa.

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