Learning objects Racing game with one die

TLF ID M012003

This is an interactive game that investigates probability by simulating a two-car race, in which the movements of the cars are based on the roll of a die. Cars advance when certain numbers are rolled, and the student can experiment with probability by selecting which car moves forward for a given outcome of the roll of a die. Cumulative statistics can be collected and these are displayed as percentages and as a pie chart.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This interactive resource is useful for the Australian Curriculum content descriptions in year 6 mathematics about conducting chance experiments and describing probabilities using percentages.
  • This resource can contribute to students attaining those elements of the achievement standards in year 6 about comparing observed and expected frequencies and communicating probabilities.
  • The resource is useful for investigating fair and unfair games as the outcome is based on the rules the student specifies.
  • This game is easy to use and the statistics are clearly displayed. The collection of cumulative statistics provides the opportunity to discuss experimental and theoretical probability.
Year level

6

Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Shodor Education Foundation\, Inc.
  • Organization: Shodor Education Foundation\, Inc.
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://www.shodor.org/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Shodor Education Foundation\, Inc.
  • Organization: Shodor Education Foundation\, Inc.
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://www.shodor.org/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/.