In this task students investigate the rules of a math game involving dice with different numbered faces. From the patterns that students identify, they will be asked to generalize them in the form of rules that can then be used to suggest a strategy to win the game. For that reason, this assessment is a real-life problem that uses an investigation of patterns as a problem solving-strategy. Note that this can be a very long assessment and it is advised to break it up into multiple parts over several days. For example, having students do Part 1 on one day and Part 2 on another.

Math Concepts:
probability
probability of simple events
sample space

MYP Related Concepts:
models
representation

MYP Key Concepts:
logic

MYP Global Context:
Fairness and Development