Duelling DiceTask 46 ... Years 4  10SummaryOn the surface there is nothing much to this task. It is a game between two players, each of whom chooses one dice and rolls it. Higher number wins. But the dice aren't 'normal', so which is the better one to choose  red, blue, green or black? Presumably the one likely to win more often. How do you decide? 
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IcebergA task is the tip of a learning iceberg. There is always more to a task than is recorded on the card. 

Whole Class InvestigationTasks are an invitation for two students to work like a mathematician. Tasks can also be modified to become whole class investigations which model how a mathematician works. 
This could become a class investigation over time using the one task and the ongoing class record sheet as suggested above. Alternatively, you will need sets of wooden cubes in four colours which will have to be prepared with the necessary faces. The investigation will be guided by the questions above. The Maths300 lesson has companion software which allows thousands of battles to be decided in real time. For more ideas and discussion about this investigation, open a new browser tab (or page) and visit Maths300 Lesson 59, Duelling Dice, which also an Investigation Guide. 
Is it in Maths With Attitude?Maths With Attitude is a set of handson learning kits available from Years 310 which structure the use of tasks and whole class investigations into a week by week planner. 
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