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Mathematics / Year 10 / Statistics and Probability / Chance

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use the language of ‘if ....then, ‘given’, ‘of’, ‘knowing that’ to investigate conditional statements and identify common mistakes in interpreting such language (ACMSP247)

  • using two-way tables and Venn diagrams to understand conditional statements
  • using arrays and tree diagrams to determine probabilities
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Critical thinking,  Conditional probability

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

Performance of diagnostic tests

In this mathematical activity, students use two-way tables and the concept of conditional probability to investigate the reliability of diagnostic testing, and consider the ethical implications in a human medical context.

Teacher resource

Determining the probability of a good day for sowing cotton

This activity is a series of three related tasks that support the use of spreadsheets (Excel), Venn diagrams and two-way tables to develop an understanding of conditional probability when used to determine the probability of a farmer being able to sow a cotton crop. The activity is, based on real historical soil and air ...

Teacher resource

Trade and Investment at a Glance

Using an illustrated report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides ten learning sequences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian imports and exports. Students: identify Australia's major exports and imports; investigate international trade ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Statistics - The Taste of Water

This lesson introduces students to informally conducting experiments to test hypotheses. Students test whether they can taste the difference between tap and bottled water by collecting and interrogating experimental data. They then compare their findings with the likelihood of their findings being obtained by chance. The ...

Interactive resource

Open Explorer Builder

Use Open Explorer Builder to create an interactive multimedia project, presentation or unit of work. Build alone or with others. Select an image to represent your topic or area of study, then add points of interest to it and attach appropriate content to each of these points. You can import images, audio or Flash Video ...

Interactive Resource

Tax, super and you

The 'Tax, super and you' website is designed for use by students in years 10 to 12 and their teachers. It includes four modules: Tax 101 is a general introduction, Your tax focuses on individuals, Business tax on companies and the final module explores the concept of superannuation. Six interactive resources accompany the ...