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Programme Of Study For Key Stage 3 Mathematics

These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to record, describe and analyse the frequency of outcomes of simple probability experiments involving randomness, fairness, equally and unequally likely outcomes, using appropriate language and the 0-1 probability scale"

Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Dice Investigation Throw two dice and multiply the scores. Investigate the different products you can obtain. What about adding? What about using three dice?
- Pin Drop Estimate the probability of a drawing pin landing point up from experimental data.
- Probability Basic probability questions in an online exercise.
- Probability Washing Line Hang out the washing on the line so that the probability words on the t-shirts are in order.
- Probability Words A visual aid to highlight the vocabulary of probability and to debate the relationship between the given words.
- Snail Race Twelve snails have a race based on the sum of two dice. This is the teachers' version of the race simulation.
- Snail Race A race between 12 snails. Which snail is most likely to win? This is the students' version of the race simulation.
- Two Dice Possibility Space An interactive visual aid showing the possibility space obtained when throwing two dice

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