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.




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  • 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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