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Text Thumb wrestling tournament

TLF ID M008997

In this introductory activity students use a simple thumb-wrestling tournament to analyse a series of matches in which there can only be one victor. Students work in small groups to explore different ways of mapping out the events of a tournament, introducing the concept of constructing sample spaces and tree diagrams as used in chance experiments.



Educational details

Educational value
  • The resource provides instructions for an activity that students can carry out at home or in the classroom.
  • It provides an introduction to mapping the outcomes of events as used in chance experiments.
  • It provides a context in which the mathematics of chance are used in solving a real-world problem.
  • It provides links to related online resources and activities exploring the principle further.
Year level

7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • Mathematics

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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Organization: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.csiro.au
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  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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