
06546567
j
2016b.00796
Kincaid, Russell W.
Weighted dice: a physical application for probability studies.
Ohio J. Sch. Math. 72, 1822 (2015).
2015
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
EN
K50
modified dice
singledie rolls
twodice rolls
threedice rolls
dice sums
probability
experiments
student activities
expected values
sample spaces
Summary: Conventional dice were altered by the insertion of weights for the purpose of creating dice that do not behave according to the conventional rules of probability. The performance of these dice was then characterized by students in the classroom through several hundred experimental trials. Each trial involved one of the following: a onedie roll, a twodice roll sum, or a threedice roll sum. Results from these student trials were combined into one large database. These results with weighted dice were then compared against theoretical calculations with conventional dice for onedie rolls, twodice roll sums, and threedice roll sums.