
06624237
j
2016e.00907
Foster, Colin
Martin, David
Twodice horse race.
Teach. Stat. 38, No. 3, 98101 (2016).
2016
Wiley (WileyBlackwell), Oxford; Teaching Statistics Trust (TST) c/o University of Plymouth, Faculty of Education, Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE), Plymouth, Devon
EN
K53
K93
teaching
statistics
simulations to estimate probabilities
twodice experiment
Markov processes
doi:10.1111/test.12108
Summary: We analyse the ``twodice horse race'' task often used in lower secondary school, in which two ordinary dice are thrown repeatedly and each time the sum of the scores determines which horse (numbered 1 to 12) moves forwards one space.