Friday, October 30, 2009

Rolling Dice in Kindergarten

Today in math the students rolled dice and recorded the result to see which number came up most often. We'll do this activity again and also for homework next week. Some inaccuracies occurred (at 38 seconds) on this first time through. As we do it again, the process of rolling and recording will become well established and the students will have enough brain power left over to think about the results of the dice rolling.

With enough rolls, they'll hopefully see that the odds of rolling any particular number is about the same as rolling any other number, a fact that is not necessarily obvious or intuitive to them right now.

I was pleased by how engaged they were in this simple activity, especially on the day of the Halloween Party and Parade.

Have a safe Halloween!

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