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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.

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Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords column graphs, expected frequency, categorical data, statistical frequency, observations

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Build understanding, Apply understanding, Statistics
Topics Data representation and interpretation
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMSP146 Compare observed frequencies across experiments with expected frequencies
ACMSP147 Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables
National numeracy learning progression Interpreting and representing data - IRD4, IRD5

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reSolve Maths by Inquiry

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