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# Probability Stations

Description

Probability stations is a team game for students to put their probability knowledge to the test. They travel to a set of stations and answer a variety of questions based around familiar probability scenarios. Their answers are revealed through QR codes, which link to text answers or in some cases, videos of the underlying principles.
The included score sheet can also be collected and recorded for assessment.

Curriculum Codes

AC9M5P01 9

List the possible outcomes of chance experiments involving equally likely outcomes and compare to those which are not equally likely

AC9M5ST03 9

Plan and conduct statistical investigations by posing questions or identifying a problem and collecting relevant data; choose appropriate displays and interpret the data; communicate findings within the context of the investigation

AC9M5ST02 9

Interpret line graphs representing change over time; discuss the relationships that are represented and conclusions that can be made

AC9M6P01 9

Recognise that probabilities lie on numerical scales of 0 – 1 or 0% – 100% and use estimation to assign probabilities that events occur in a given context, using common fractions, percentages and decimals

AC9M4P02 9

Conduct repeated chance experiments to observe relationships between outcomes; identify and describe the variation in results

AC9M6P02 9

Conduct repeated chance experiments and run simulations with an increasing number of trials using digital tools; compare observations with expected results and discuss the effect on variation of increasing the number of trials

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

ACMSP116 8.4

List outcomes of Probability (Chance) experiments involving equally likely outcomes and represent probabilities of those outcomes using fractions

ACMSP118 8.4

Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey

ACMSP120 8.4

Describe and interpret different data sets in context

ACMSP144 8.4

Describe probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages

ACMSP145 8.4

Conduct Probability (Chance) experiments with both small and large numbers of trials using appropriate digital technologies

ACMSP146 8.4

Compare observed frequencies across experiments with expected frequencies

VCMSP203

List outcomes of chance experiments involving equally likely outcomes and represent probabilities of those outcomes using fractions

VCMSP205

Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey

VCMSP207

Describe and interpret different data sets in context

VCMSP232

Describe probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages

VCMSP233

Conduct chance experiments with both small and large numbers of trials using appropriate digital technologies

VCMSP234

Compare observed frequencies across experiments with expected frequencies

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

MA3-3WM old

Gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another

MA3-18SP old

Uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables

MA3-2WM old

Selects and applies appropriate problem- solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations

MA2-CHAN-01 new

Records and compares the results of chance experiments

MA3-DATA-01 new

Constructs graphs using many-to-one scales

MA3-DATA-02 new

Interprets data displays, including timelines and line graphs

MA3-CHAN-01 new

Conducts chance experiments and quantifies the probability

Differentiation

### Modifications

With up to five players per team, and a chance experiment/data collection activity for students to accomplish as an extra station, an entire class can participate in the game at once, or you can shrink it to literacy rotations.