In this Core Maths task students explore the question ‘On average, how many throws does it take to throw a six?’ Through this activity students can gain an understanding of ‘expectation’ as well as learning how to calculate summary statistics when the data is given in a frequency table.
Throwing a six: Teacher guide
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student knowledge, suggested approaches and possible extensions.
Throwing a six: presentation
This PowerPoint and Notebook file presentation includes a starter activity, questions, data and diagrams.
Throwing a six: histograms and box plots
This student worksheet contains five histograms to be matched with five corresponding box and whisker plots.