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This inquiry lesson is aimed to extend and explore students' understanding of probability. Students flip four coins and are encouraged to demonstate their understanding through prompts: mathematical statements, equations or diagrams. Students will pose questions throughout the lesson based on their observations, which will help the teacher move between different levels of the lesson. Downloadable resources are provided to assist with teaching the topic.
|Year level(s)||Year 9|
|Purpose||Assessment task, Student task, Teaching strategies, Teaching resource|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Feedback, Questioning, Metacognitive strategies, Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||chance, probability, pascal's triangle, binomial expansion, probability trees|
|Curriculum connections||Critical and creative thinking, English, Numeracy, Ethical understanding, ICT general capability|
|Strand and focus||Number, Probability, Statistics, Apply understanding, Build understanding|
|Topics||Chance and probability, Operating with number|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMSP225 List all outcomes for two-step chance experiments, both with and without replacement using tree diagrams or arrays. Assign probabilities to outcomes and determine probabilities for events
|National numeracy learning progression||
Interpreting and representing data
Understanding chance - UnC5
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