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reSolve: Probability: Forensic Investigations
This lesson investigates real-world applications of probability. Students examine real-world case studies of probability being applied in misleading ways. They assess and explain the flaws in the mathematical methodology used. There is also an emphasis on accurate and inaccurate ways of communicating mathematical concepts to the public. The lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, discussion points, links to internet resources and student case study handouts. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Year level(s)||Year 10|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||independence, data representation, critical thinking, media influence, conditional probability, explicit teaching|
|Curriculum connections||Numeracy, Critical and creative thinking|
|Strand and focus||Probability, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Chance and probability|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Analyse claims, inferences and conclusions of statistical reports in the media, including ethical considerations and identification of potential sources of bias
Design and conduct repeated chance experiments and simulations using digital tools to model conditional probability and interpret results
Use the language of “if .... then”, “given”, “of”, “knowing that” to describe and interpret situations involving conditional probability
Interpreting and representing data (P8)
Understanding chance (P6)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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