Mathematics / Year 8 / Statistics and Probability / Chance

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Curriculum content descriptions

Represent events in two-way tables and Venn diagrams and solve related problems (ACMSP292)

  • using Venn diagrams and two-way tables to calculate probabilities for events, satisfying 'and', 'or' and 'not' conditions
  • understanding that representing data in Venn diagrams or two-way tables facilitates the calculation of probabilities
  • collecting data to answer the questions using Venn diagrams or two-way tables
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Venn diagrams,  Two-way tables

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