Mathematics / Year 4 / Statistics and Probability / Chance

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Describe possible everyday events and order their chances of occurring (ACMSP092)

Elaborations
  • using lists of events familiar to students and ordering them from ‘least likely’ to ‘most likely’ to occur
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Likelihood

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This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Possible outcomes. Students build on their language of chance and ability to order outcomes or events based on their likelihood of occurring. They begin working with independent and dependent events – independent events occur when one event does not affect the other, ...

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Conduct chance experiments: Year 4 – planning tool

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Comparing chance

A simple interactive simulation in which students compare probabilities.

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The foul food maker: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains how the use of simple words can describe the likelihood of everyday events. How likely is an event: certain, likely, equal chance, unlikely or certainly not? Answer some questions using these words and then build your own examples. Learn how to describe ...

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What Are the Chances?

Do you know what chance is? It's the probability or the likelihood of something happening. Watch this video as Grace explains the probability of picking a red marble out of a bowl. What's the probability of picking a green marble?