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A sequence of lessons designed to build student understanding of probability. By exploring different questions that students pose from the given prompts, the inquiry can cover many areas. Students may choose to work individually or in pairs throughout the lesson to build on their understandings. Examples of student questions and responses are provided, with visuals to guide the teacher to build and develop student understanding of the topic. Additionally, a prompt sheet and PowerPoint have been provided.
|Year level(s)||Year 9|
|Purpose||Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||probability, permutation, replacement, combination|
|Curriculum connections||Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Probability, Statistics, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Chance and probability|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
List all outcomes for compound events both with and without replacement, using lists, tree diagrams, tables or arrays; assign probabilities to outcomes
Calculate relative frequencies from given or collected data to estimate probabilities of events involving "and", inclusive "or" and exclusive "or"
Understanding chance (P6)
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