Teacher guide Push your luck

TLF ID M008984

This teaching resource outlines an introductory activity for students involving rolling two dice multiple times, adding the numerical value shown on the faces and recording the outcome using a tally sheet. The resource could be used by teachers to plan a class activity, or for students to carry out at home. The resource provides step-by-step instructions for carrying out the activity, explanations of what is observed, a sample tally sheet and a brief discussion of real-life applications of probability.




Educational details

Educational value
  • The teaching resource provides instructions for an activity that students can carry out at home or in the classroom.
  • It provides opportunities for students to use skills in observation and counting.
  • It provides opportunities for students to be exposed to randomness and variation in chance experiments.
Year level

5; 6

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Organization: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.csiro.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Organization: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.csiro.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, 2001-2011 (except where otherwise indicated). Metadata: © Education Services Australia Limited 2011. You may view, display, print out and copy this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain this and all disclaimers and acknowledgements associated with the material