Roll a Distribution

Posted on 9/4/2014 by Trey Cox
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The purpose of this lesson is to allow the students to discover that data collected in seemingly similar settings will yield distributions that are shaped differently. Students will roll a single die 30 times counting the number of face up spots on the die and recording the result each time as a histogram or a histogram. Students will be asked to describe the shape of the distribution. Combining work with several students will yield more consistent results.

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6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5d 6.SP.B.5c
Math Practices
MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.8
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