Steve Eddison

I’m dicing with deafness – pass the ear defenders

Dice are the ultimate weapon of maths disruption

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Today, we are investigating probability by trying to make 12 when adding two dice scores together. It is not an activity for teachers who are faint-hearted. The effects of children throwing dice while experiencing high levels of numerical frustration are not conducive to classroom peace. Last week, there was a set of soft-foam dice on the maths table. Now, I can find only hard plastic ones. I suspect the soft ones migrated to the parallel class doing a parallel investigation.

Dice are the ultimate weapon of maths disruption. Ten minutes in, and I am wondering what the probability is of going ...

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