# S1-3: Investigate situations that involve elements of chance, acknowledging and anticipating possible outcomes.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective

This means students will consider the possible outcomes of events. Possible outcomes can be listed, for example when tossing a coin the outcomes are heads and tails. The possible outcomes should be the basis for predictions rather than perceptions of luck.

Teaching resources for this Achievement Objective

Level One

Statistics

Units of Work

In this unit we have a first look at uncertainty and chance. We begin to develop an intuitive sense of what chance and possibilities are about through games that involve following rules, making predictions and seeing what happens.

- Use everyday language to talk about chance.
- List outcomes of simple events.

Level One

Integrated

Units of Work

This unit builds the learning of mathematics around celebrations of Matariki, the Māori New Year. The sessions provide meaningful contexts that highlight Māori culture and provide powerful learning opportunities that connect different strands of mathematics.

- Assemble parts of a shape to form the whole.
- Create symmetrical figures (reflection and rotation).
- Calculate the number of direct ancestors they have.
- Use fractions to create rhythmic percussion patterns.
- Order events.
- Describe the likelihood of outcomes using the language of chance.
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Level One

Statistics

Units of Work

In this unit we develop the language of probability by considering events which are likely or unlikely. We do this using the context of children's stories.

- Use everyday language to talk about chance.
- Classify events as certain, possible, or impossible.

Level One

Statistics

Rich learning activities

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in identifying possible outcomes in a given situation.

Level One

Statistics

Student e-Ako

This interactive learning module supports students to learn about chance and words that are used to describe the likelihood of events.

- Understanding that some events are more and less likely than others.
- Using appropriate language to describe the likelihood of events.

Level One

Statistics

Picture book activities

This is an activity based on the picture book Probably Pistachio

- Students will be able to relate probability vocabulary to possible outcomes.
- Students will be able to create situations that demonstrate an understanding of chance.

Level One

Integrated

Problem solving activities

This activity has a logic and reasoning focus.

rotate patterns through quarter and half turns

count possibilities

Level One

Integrated

Problem solving activities

This activity has a logic and reasoning focus.

rotate patterns through quarter and half turns

count possibilities

Level One

Integrated

Problem solving activities

This activity has a logic and reasoning focus.

rotate patterns through quarter and half turns

count possibilities

Level One

Statistics

Rich learning activities

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in identifying possible outcomes in a given situation and describing the chance of an outcome occurring in broad terms.

Level One

Statistics

Problem solving activities

Use words to describe the likelihood of events.

Use logical reasoning to solve a problem.