Teacher guide reSolve: Scrabble Stats

TLF ID M025817

This sequence of lessons invites students to collect data about letter frequency in a variety of text sources. They use their findings to critically evaluate letter point values in Scrabble, compare them to historical values, create their own themed Scrabble point values and to decipher an encoded excerpt of text. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for supporting the Statistics and Probability strand of year 6 mathematics. It relates to the content descriptions about comparing expected and observed frequencies across experiments and interpreting data displays. Throughout the sequence, students are engaged in a range of data collection activities where they are actively comparing their results with that of historical data and their own expected outcomes. They aggregate and tabulate their data and then create data displays to help them interpret and explain their outcomes, and decide on their final values for Scrabble letters.
  • The resource is also valuable for supporting the Numeracy general capability. The lesson provides a range of opportunities for students to collect, compare, describe and interpret data, from a range of sources including from digital media.
  • This resource is also of pedagogical value as it supports teachers in building an inquiry-focused learning environment with authentic application of mathematical skills and understandings. The unit aims to develop content knowledge as well as assisting students to understand the process of inquiry.
Year level

6

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  • © Australian Government Department of Education and Training 2017. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.