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chances

• Units of Work
• Statistics
• Level Two

In this unit students make spinners to show the probability of events. They will make statements about probabilities shown on spinners and evaluate statements made by other classmates.

Lara's Equiprobable Dice I

• Problem Solving Activities
• Statistics
• Level Five

Find certain probabilities relating to rolling two dice

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic)

Another Dartboard

• Problem Solving Activities
• Statistics
• Level Five

Predict probabilities of an event involving area

Make deductions from probabilities

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (guess and check, be systematic, look for patterns, draw a diagram, make a table, think, use algebra).

Make the Highest Total

• Problem Solving Activities
• Statistics
• Level Five

theoretically and experimentally examine the probabilities of games of chance

devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic, use a table).

Dominoes

• Problem Solving Activities
• Statistics
• Level Four

Apply counting strategies to the case of dominoes

Write an explanation of what they have done

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic, make a list, use a diagram).

Bubblegum balls

• Problem Solving Activities
• Statistics
• Level Four

Identify the possible outcomes of an event

Follow a logical argument

Write a rule for the pattern

Interpret information and results in context (logic, be systematic)

Penny's Pizza

• Problem Solving Activities
• Statistics
• Level Four

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)

Coin Shake-Up

• Problem Solving Activities
• Statistics
• Level Three

Predict the likelihood of an event based on data collected

Use a systematic approach to find all possible outcomes

Effectively plan mathematical exploration

Grabbing CDs

• Problem Solving Activities
• Statistics
• Level Three

Systematically count outcomes

Compare the likelihood of events

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (systematic list, draw a picture, use equipment).

Dressing In The Dark

• Problem Solving Activities
• Statistics
• Level Three

Work systematically to identify all the possible outcomes.

Describe events using everyday language.