The slushy sludger: questions

TLF ID L115

Use a vending machine to squirt coloured 'slushies' into ice-cream cones. Work out which 'sludge events' are possible and then choose a matching probability word.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students use yes, no or maybe to describe probability situations.
  • Students explore the tension between theoretical probability and randomness.
Educational value
  • Enables students to investigate data and explore probability concepts.
  • Uses the probability words, ‘Yes’, ‘no’, and ‘maybe’ as possible answers for eight data-oriented questions.
  • Compares a predicted result against the actual outcome.
  • Requires students to fill dispensers to match a given criterion.
Year level

1

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Statistics and probability
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Estimating (Mathematics)
    • Mathematics/Random events
    • Mathematics/Sampling
    • Mathematics/Impossible outcomes
    • Mathematics/Likelihood
    • Mathematics/Mathematical language
    • Mathematics/Probability
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Experiment;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Independent learning;
    • Experiential learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Author
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
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    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www,esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
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    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.