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# The vile vendor: go figure

TLF ID L211

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 sample questions using these words and then build your own examples. This learning object is one in a series of three learning objects.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students match probability situations with everyday chance words.
• Students explore the tension between theoretical probability and randomness.
• Students construct situations to match probability situations.
Educational value
• Provides a language-based summary of probability, in terms of the likelihood of an outcome occurring.
• Poses a series of questions for students to check their understanding of the topic by using the agreed language of chance or probability.
• Challenges students to generate a list of outcomes to match given probability statements.
Year level

4

TopicsProbability
Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Statistics and probability
Concept
• Mathematics/Estimating (Mathematics)
• Mathematics/Impossible outcomes
• Mathematics/Likelihood
• Mathematics/Statistics
• Mathematics/Mathematical language
• Mathematics/Odds
• Mathematics/Probability
• Mathematics/Certain outcomes
Skill
• Analysis;
• Application;
• Comprehension;
• Knowledge
Student activity
• Analysis;
• Modelling
Learning design
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving

#### Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• Subject matter expert
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
• Visual independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.