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Learning objects Spinners: advanced builder

TLF ID L2377

Use a tool to build coloured spinners (dials with pointers). Choose up to six equal-sized sectors. Choose up to four colours for the parts of each spinner. For example, make a five-part spinner with two blue sectors, two yellow sectors and one green sector. Test the spinner over a number of spins. See which colour the pointer lands on each time. Watch the graph build and the numbers change in the results table after each spin. Compare the actual results with the expected results. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore the difference between the information provided by short-run, medium-run and long-run data.
  • Students explore the relationship between sample space and likelihood of outcomes.
Educational value
  • Students compare theoretical outcomes and actual results.
  • Includes a tool enabling the user to construct area-based random generators and to run trials over a range of sample sizes (from 10 to 10000 spins).
  • The spinner tool maximises student choice, control and creativity as they explore the results from making various spinners.
  • Experimental results are dynamically displayed in a column graph and a table that shows both theoretical outcomes and actual results.
Year level

6

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Statistics and probability
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Probability
    • Mathematics/Random events
    • Mathematics/Sampling
    • Mathematics/Statistics
    • Mathematics/Guess-Check-Improve
    • Mathematics/Experiments
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Data manipulation and interpretation;
    • Estimation
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Michael Wagner
    • Organisation: Godwin + Wagner
    • Address: Box Hill South VIC 3128 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Graham Jones
    • Address: Broadbeach QLD 4218 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.