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reSolve: Scrabble Stats
This sequence of lessons invites students to collect data about letter frequency in a variety of text sources. They use their findings to critically evaluate letter point values in Scrabble, compare them to historical values, create their own themed Scrabble point values and to decipher an encoded excerpt of text. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Year level(s)||Year 6|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||column graphs, expected frequency, categorical data, statistical frequency, observations|
|Strand and focus||Build understanding, Apply understanding, Statistics|
|Topics||Data representation and interpretation|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Conduct repeated chance experiments and run simulations with an increasing number of trials using digital tools; compare observations with expected results and discuss the effect on variation of increasing the number of trials
Interpret and compare data sets for ordinal and nominal categorical, discrete and continuous numerical variables using comparative displays or visualisations and digital tools; compare distributions in terms of mode, range and shape
Understanding chance (P4)
Interpreting and representing data (P4)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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