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# AO2: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities.

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## Greedy Pig

This activity provides students with a fun game context in which to practice their addition skills. It also introduces concepts of probability.

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## Beat It

The purpose of this unit is to use games to gather and present data in a systematic way in order to determine the likely outcomes of some everyday events.

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## The Coloured Cube Question

Two red and two blue multi-link cubes are placed in a bag. The player takes out two cubes. If the player gets two red cubes they win. The unit looks at, analyses, and extends, this game of chance.

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Three coins are tossed. A player wins if two heads and a tail come up. The unit looks at, analyses, and extends, this game of chance.

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## Murphy's Law

In this unit, students will explore the commonly held belief that if anything bad can possibly happen it will and at the most inopportune time. They will be encouraged to look at events involving chance and predict the likelihood of certain outcomes by both trialling the event and analysing it theoretically. There is a lot of work in this unit so you might like to spread it over more than one week or do different parts at different times of the year. Some of the simulations are reasonably complicated so it may take students most of a lesson until they have come to grips with the rules involved.

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## Gambling- Who Really Wins?

In this unit we investigate the link between experimental and theoretical probability and learn about short run variability. We then take part in sports betting simulations designed to illustrate how damaging gambling can be.

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## Penny's Pizza

Make a list of possible outcomes as a method of finding probability

Express the outcome as a fraction

Devise and use problem–solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (make an organised list)

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## Wallowing Whales

This is a level 4 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series.

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## What's the Chance?

This is a level 4 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series.

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## Unlucky Lines

This is a level 4 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series.

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## Paper, Scissors, Rock

This is a level 4 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series.

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## Orders

This is a level 4 probability activity from the Figure It Out theme series.

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## Scratch, Text, and Win

This is a level 4 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series.

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## Gaming Choices

This is a level 4 statistics activity from the Figure It Out series.