id: 06546567
dt: j
an: 2016b.00796
au: Kincaid, Russell W.
ti: Weighted dice: a physical application for probability studies.
so: Ohio J. Sch. Math. 72, 18-22 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
la: EN
cc: K50
ut: modified dice; single-die rolls; two-dice rolls; three-dice rolls; dice
sums; probability; experiments; student activities; expected values;
sample spaces
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ab: 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
one-die roll, a two-dice roll sum, or a three-dice 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 one-die rolls, two-dice roll
sums, and three-dice roll sums.
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