Given its primary role as a database product, it’s easy sometimes to forget what a great teaching tool FileMaker Pro can be. One of my favorite educational uses for it is building models to explore problem spaces, for example…

- viewing all possible outcomes for a problem with boundary conditions
- conducting trials to confirm the likelihood of a predicted outcome
- using “brute force” to find the solution to a complex problem

..and today we’re going to look at an example of each of these.

### Dice Roll

Demo Files: Dice Roll, v1 and Dice Roll, v2

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