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Playing Card Chance

Playing Card Chance
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This activity uses a deck of playing cards to estimate the probability of a certain outcome. Have students complete this activity with a partner or group to compare probability and relative probability. The included answer key walks students through the results. This is a great repeated chance experiment that will generate lots of interesting class discussions. 

Suitable for
  • Relief Teachers
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9M5P02 9

Conduct repeated chance experiments including those with and without equally likely outcomes, observe and record the results ; use frequency to compare outcomes and estimate their likelihoods

ACMSP117 8.4

Recognise that probabilities range from 0 to 1


Recognise that probabilities range from 0 to 1

MA3-1WM old

Describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

MA3-19SP old

Conducts chance experiments and assigns probabilities as values between 0 and 1 to describe their outcomes

MA3-CHAN-01 new

Conducts chance experiments and quantifies the probability

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