Description: This activity starts with a game. In order to maximize their chances of winning the game, pupils must decide which numbers are most likely to occur when three dice are thrown and the scores are added together.
Suitability: Pupils working at all levels; individuals or groups.
Time: 1 – 2 hours
Equipment: 3 differently-coloured dice for each pair or small group (differently-coloured or distinguishable if possible), dice simulator,spreadsheet facility
Key mathematical language: Sum, outcomes, frequency, combinations, permutations, most/least likely, trials, probability, theoretical probability, experimental probability