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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 (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
Understanding chance (P6)
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