# Mathematics / Year 7 / Statistics and Probability / Chance

Curriculum content descriptions

Assign probabilities to the outcomes of events and determine probabilities for events (ACMSP168)

Elaborations
• expressing probabilities as decimals, fractionals and percentages
General capabilities
• Numeracy Numeracy
• Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Sample space,  Expected frequency

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