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ERIC Number: EJ891797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Investigation of Probability Distributions Using Dice Rolling Simulation
Lukac, Stanislav; Engel, Radovan
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v66 n2 p30-35 2010
Dice are considered one of the oldest gambling devices and thus many mathematicians have been interested in various dice gambling games in the past. Dice have been used to teach probability, and dice rolls can be effectively simulated using technology. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends that teachers use simulations to give students experience with problem situations that are difficult to create without technology. Computer technologies furnish visual images of mathematical ideas; they facilitate organising and analysing data; and they compute efficiently and accurately. Real dice rolling and recording of outcomes are crucial in an introductory phase of the problem-solving process. This paper deals with the evaluation of dice outcomes in two problem-solving situations. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia