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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 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
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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