Planning  Two Dice Probability Lesson Plan
Title of Activity: Probability for two the sum of two six  sided die 
Grade Level: 5 + 
Name Dr. Robert Sweetland 

Concept Assessment Information 

Concepts 
Supporting Information 
Misconceptions 
Assessment 

Each die has six sides. Each die is the same. Each side has an equal chance of being rolled. Each die is fair. The sums of the die are: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 110, 11, 12. There is one way for the dice to have a sum of 2, two for 3...six for 7 five for 8... For a total of 36. 
I can cause a certain number to be rolled (blowing, throw hard, throw a certain way...). It is magic. 
Diagnostic: What number(s) do you think will be the most likely to be rolled? The least likely? Summative: What is the probability for all possible rolls? How do you know? Generative: Have students predict the probability for certain sums if dice with a different amount of sides than six were rolled and summed. Spinners with unequal partitions and or different colors of sections and the probability of getting pairs of colors. 

Theory is an idea used to explain or predict an event. Experiment is a test made to try to understand something. 
The only way to figure probability is to crunch numbers. 
Have students explain how to find the experimental probability and theoretical probability of each of the following. 
Invention
Procedure 



Discovery
Activity 

Ask questions such as:

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