Python: Roll the Dice (Gr. 11-12)
Python Coding: Advanced
In this lesson, students will explore the probability problem of two dice rolling together. Students will create a simulation, calculate the sum of the numbers of two dice each round and the probability of certain results. Students will learn how to create lists to store and read data as well as execute some of the commonly used functions in the random module during this probability experiment.
- The concept of the list
- The similarity and difference between the variable and the list
- Use lists to store and modify data
- Use the ‘index()’ method to identify the index of the specified item in the list
- Calculate the probability of rolling two dice through computational modelling
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