# Digging up roots (accessible version)

### This guide is about exploring a problem by starting with lots of information and gradually digging down to get to the "root" of the problem.

Step 1. Firstly, list lots of different sources of information on a problem. For example, this could be a range of short texts about probability and chance. When you have done this, move on to step 2.

Step 2. Now you should dig down through the "topsoil" of similarities between these data. So, list all the similarities between the various sources of information you have gathered. When you have done this, move on to step 3

Step 3. Now, you need to dig through the "dirt" of the differences. List the differences between all the supporting evidence for the statement. When you have completed this, go to step 4.

Step 4. Next you hit the compost where you need to describe what you now know about the problem. When you have done this, move on to step 5.

Step 5. Finally, you need to dig out the "root" of the problem (in this example, the root of the problem that you are looking to find are the formulas for working out probability.)

Once all these steps have been finished, your assignment is complete.

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