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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
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
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 (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M6P02

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

AC9M6ST01
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

Numeracy progression Understanding chance (P4)
Interpreting and representing data (P4)