Probability types of events activity1

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Activity - Demonstrate elementary and compound events

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Prerequisites/Instructions, if any

Multimedia resources

Website interactives/ links/ simulations/ Geogebra Applets

Process (How to do the activity)

  1. Divide class into three activities. Children into groups of 2/3 but different groups.
  2. Experiments include:
    1. tossing two coin and recording the results
    2. rolling two dice and record the number of times each number comes up
    3. pulling out a red/ green/ blue pencil from a collection of colour pencils; two groups document this together
    4. extend this example by changing the number of red/green/blue pencils to be not equal in the collection

Developmental Questions (What discussion questions)

  1. Make a tree diagram from the same example. Define the probability of an event
  2. Work with the table on Page 103 of the text book

Evaluation (Questions for assessment of the child)

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Activity Keywords

To link back to the concept page probability