## Reflection: Real World Applications Roll to Win - Section 2: Engaging Students

In the real world there is some degree of uncertainty with statistics, but probability gives a way to measure the uncertainty. Every time I teach these lessons I think back to my college statistics class and how we used statistics to prove our hypothesis correct and we needed the correct vocabulary to do this (MP6).

Teachers may want to end the lesson after recording the data and tell their students why 7 comes up the most often - because it has the most addends - but students need to figure it out themselves.  I always think if you are wrangling a problem and you discover the answer on your own it will stick with you? Yes! - and this is the same for kids.  Seven comes up most often because of the math and students need to figure this out on their own.  It follows another belief of mine that productive struggle helps students learn and stay engaged.

Relating to The Real World
Real World Applications: Relating to The Real World

# Roll to Win

Unit 7: Probability
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## Big Idea: Probability - Vegas Style!

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