Description

River Race is a game designed to teach students about chance through rolling a pair of dice. Students discover the probability of different dice combinations and adapt their game strategy to reflect it.

Suitable for

- Fast Finishers
- Relief Teachers
- Parents

Lesson Structure

- Rotations / Group Work
- Class Activity

Curriculum Codes

*Conduct repeated chance experiments; identify and describe possible outcomes, record the results, recognise and discuss the variation *

*Describe possible everyday events and the possible outcomes of chance experiments and order outcomes or events based on their likelihood of occurring; identify independent or dependent events *

*List the possible outcomes of chance experiments involving equally likely outcomes and compare to those which are not equally likely *

*Conduct repeated chance experiments to observe relationships between outcomes; identify and describe the variation in results*

*Conductâ€¯repeatedâ€¯chance experiments and run simulations with an increasing number of trials using digital tools; compare observations with expected results and discuss the effect on variation of increasing the number of trials *

*Conduct Probability (Chance) experiments, identify and describe possible outcomes and recognise variation in results*

*Describe possible everyday events and order their Probability (Chance)s of occurring*

*List outcomes of Probability (Chance) experiments involving equally likely outcomes and represent probabilities of those outcomes using fractions*

*Conduct Probability (Chance) experiments with both small and large numbers of trials using appropriate digital technologies*

*Conduct chance experiments, identify and describe possible outcomes and recognise variation in results*

*Describe possible everyday events and order their chances of occurring*

*Identify everyday events where one cannot happen if the other happens*

*Identify events where the chance of one will not be affected by the occurrence of the other*

*List outcomes of chance experiments involving equally likely outcomes and represent probabilities of those outcomes using fractions*

*Conduct chance experiments with both small and large numbers of trials using appropriate digital technologies*

*Compare observed frequencies across experiments with expected frequencies*

*Uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas*

*Checks the accuracy of a statement and explains the reasoning used*

*Describes and compares chance events in social and experimental contexts*

*Describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions*

*Conducts chance experiments and assigns probabilities as values between 0 and 1 to describe their outcomes*

*Selects and applies appropriate problem- solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations*

*Gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another*

*Records and compares the results of chance experiments*

*Conducts chance experiments and quantifies the probability*

Differentiation

This activity can be extended by having students record the dice rolls tat happened in their game, and graphing that information. A discussion as to why 7 is more likely than 12, or why no one ever rolled a 1 can follow and help students prepare for further games.

Linked Resources & Worksheets

Details

Curriculum Code: ACMSP167, ACMSP168, ...

Year Level: Year 6, High School

Subject: Mathematics, Probability (Chance)

Category: Presentations

Pages: 33

Primary + Unit Plans Membership

Calculating & Comparing Probability - Presentation

New 9.0 Curriculum

Details

Curriculum Code: AC9M6P01, VCMSP232, MA3-1WM, MA3-2WM, MA3-3WM, MA3-19SP, ACMSP144, AC9M4P02, VCMSP233, AC9M6P02, VCMSP234, ACMSP145, ACMSP146, MA2-CHAN-01, MA3-CHAN-01, ...

Year Level: Year 6

Subject: Mathematics, Probability (Chance)

Category: Games & Activities, Resources, Worksheets, Unit Plans

Pages: 17

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Maths Unit: Probability

Reviews

joanne sharp

Posted 4 years ago

VIC,
Australia

GREAT EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED