Mathematics

the university of manchester

### Question Description

Students are required to prepare and submit a probability and statistical research project by:

obtaining data to investigate rolling multiple dice

collecting and analysing data to investigate this as a mathematical problem.

calculating probabilities and most likely outcomes

calculating measures of central tendency such as mean, median and mode

calculating measures of spread such as variance, standard deviation and IQR

reaching conclusions and predicting trends based on the findings of the investigation.

Data for analysis may be downloaded from websites such as anydice.com or generated using an Excel spreadsheet which

simulates rolling 100 dice rolls.

Students should refer to the Moodle site for additional resources and information.

Each student is required to submit the all following documents:

A Project Report:

o An electronic copy of the Project Report must be uploaded to Moodle. Students should include graphs and

calculations from a their statistical analysis in the document.

o A MS Word document is preferred.

A Statistical Analysis Spreadsheet:

o An electronic copy of the Statistical Analysis Spreadsheet must also be uploaded to Moodle.

o A MS Excel document is preferred.

TASK DOCUMENTS (on Moodle): Home ► Assessment ► T2 Project

SUBMISSION METHOD: 6:00pm, Friday, 5 February 2021 Electronic submission through Moodle

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Turnitin.

LATE SUBMISSIONS:

Written and spoken assessment tasks submitted or performed after the due

date without an approved extension of time will ordinarily be met with a

penalty of 5% of the awarded score per working day late, up to a

maximum of five working days.

For assessments submitted/performed after five (5) working days, a grade

of 0% may be applied.

Requesting an assignment extension: if a student wishes to apply to an

assignment extension, they need to fill out and submit the

“

Request an

extension for an assignment

”

form found in Academic Support in Moodle at

least 24 hours before the due date of their assessment item and provide any

relevant supporting evidence (e.

g

. medical certificate, letter from

parent/homestay, technical issues)

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