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Mathematics / Year 4 / Statistics and Probability / Chance

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify events where the chance of one will not be affected by the occurrence of the other (ACMSP094)

Elaborations
  • explaining why the probability of a new baby being either a boy or a girl does not depend on the sex of the previous baby
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Independence (Experiments),  Conditional probability

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