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An interactive to determine the probability of balls landing in certain positions in an arrangement. Students can run the experiment in x100 sets to determine the experimental probability of winning. Results are given graph and table formats. Students can then determine the theoretical probability of winning and compare their results. A link to teacher notes and student solutions is included.

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Student
Purpose Student task
Format Interactive
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords experimental probability

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Probability
Topics Chance and probability
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Recognise that complementary events have a combined probability of one; use this relationship to calculate probabilities in applied contexts

Numeracy progression Understanding chance (P6)

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