Rock, paper … lizard, Spock?

In this lesson, students compare theoretical and experimental probabilities by completing repeated trials of the game ‘Rock, paper, scissors’.

In a prior lesson, students can complete repeated trials of the game ‘Rock, paper, scissors’.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation, Games and storybooks, Questioning
Keywords repeated trials, Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Probability
Topics Chance and probability
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions

Conduct repeated chance experiments and run simulations with a large number of trials using digital tools; compare predictions about outcomes with observed results, explaining the differences

Numeracy progression Understanding chance (P5)

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