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# The foul food maker: questions 1

TLF ID L212

Use a vending machine to get an awful meal such as fly soup, worm pasta or yucky duck. The machine serves a meal randomly from four slots. Work out the likelihood of getting each type of meal. Then choose a matching probability word: impossible, unlikely, equal, likely or certain. Run simple probability experiments. Compare actual results with theoretical probability. Look at data tables that describe probability using fractions, decimals and percentages.

#### Educational details

Educational value
• Poses a series of questions (using the language of chance) about theoretical outcomes, inviting student response.
• Provides immediate feedback in response to student answers.
• Enables students to compare theoretical and experimental probability via tables and graphs.
• Provides the opportunity for students to conduct and record results of repeated trials of 100 outcomes.
• Links the frequency of experimental outcomes with the associated fractional, decimal and percentage probability values.
• Provides students with the opportunity to print theoretical and experimental probability tables.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
• Mathematics

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• Contributor
• Name: CWA New Media
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• Name: Maths Technologies Ltd
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• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organization: Education Services Australia
• Description: Data manager
• Name: Education Services Australia
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• URL: www.esa.edu.au
• Publisher
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organization: Education Services Australia
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