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)

Elaborations
  • 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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Syllabus bites: Venn diagrams and Two-way tables

An interactive exploration of the relationship between Venn diagrams and Two-way tables.

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Two-way tables

This is a four-page HTML resource about two-way tables. It contains three videos and four questions, three of which are interactive. The resource discusses and explains two-way tables and provides questions involving two-way tables to reinforce students' understanding.

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Syllabus bites: The language of Venn diagrams

Interactive activities supporting students learning to describe regions of a Venn diagram.

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Syllabus bites: Introducing Venn diagrams

An interactive resource in which students explore, interpret and draw Venn diagrams with two attributes.

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites: Using Venn diagrams to solve problems

Worked examples and guided exercises to assist students learning to use Venn diagrams as an organiser for solving mathematical problems.

Teacher resource

TIMES Module 13: Statistics and Probability: chance, year 8 - teacher guide

This is a 15-page guide for teachers. It continues the development of probability. A careful consideration of outcomes and equally likely outcomes is undertaken. In year 8, students see that these are a special case of finding probabilities of events by summing probabilities of the disjoint (or mutually exclusive) outcomes ...

Teacher resource

Red hot dealer

This mathematical activity is set in the context of a story about a card-reading poker player. Students explore the mathematical meaning of 'and' and 'or', and use Venn diagrams to clarify the exact meaning of the language used to describe events relating to playing cards.

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites: More Venn diagrams

An interactive exploration of Venn diagrams with three attributes.

Teacher resource

TIMES Module 1: Number and Algebra: sets and Venn diagrams - teacher guide

This is a 22-page guide for teachers. The module provides an introduction to set notation and demonstrates its use in logic, probability and functions.