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The vile vendor: questions

TLF ID L118

Use a vending machine to get a vile-flavoured drink such as cabbage, smelly sock or rusty nail. The machine serves a can of drink randomly from four slots. Work out the likelihood of getting each flavour. Then choose a matching probability word: impossible, unlikely, equal, likely or certain. Move on to filling the slots with drink flavours to match the given likelihood statements.

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 scenarios.
Educational value
• Explores the language of probability by encouraging students to answer a series of questions about the likelihood of a particular event.
• Provides a printable activity that relates the language of chance to introductory concepts of probability.
Year level

2

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

Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• Subject matter expert
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
• URL: www.esa.edu.au
• Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• URL: www.esa.edu.au
• Resource metadata contributed by
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
Learning resource type
• Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
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