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reSolve: Probability

This sequence of four lessons explores probability in real-world situations including advertising, games and population sampling. Students calculate probabilities, represent probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages, perform chance experiments with small and large sample sizes and graph their results, examine the language of probability including the concept of 'luck', and learn about population sampling by conducting their own sampling experiments. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources such as spreadsheets. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.

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Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords sampling, expected frequency, statistical frequency, observations

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Build understanding, Apply understanding, Probability
Topics Chance and probability
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMSP144 Describe probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages
ACMSP145 Conduct chance experiments with both small and large numbers of trials using appropriate digital technologies
ACMSP146 Compare observed frequencies across experiments with expected frequencies
National numeracy learning progression Understanding chance - UnC3, UnC4

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