Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Suggest a Link || Library Help
|Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)|
|Dice represent an intriguing example of the interplay between randomness, chance, and physical law. The simplest mathematical model of a standard die is based on the assumption that the die is a perfect cube. A cube has six faces, and each face has an equal probability of coming up--one in six (1/6). A store-bought die, however, isn't really a perfect cube...|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Probability, Physics|
© 1994- The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.