The foul food maker: questions 2

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Use a vending machine to get an awful meal such as fly soup, worm pasta or yucky duck. The machine serves a meal randomly from four slots. Work out the likelihood of getting each type of meal. Then choose a matching probability word: impossible, unlikely, equal, likely or certain. Run simple probability experiments. Compare actual results with theoretical probability. Look at data tables that describe probability using fractions, decimals and percentages. Fill in the blanks with equivalent values. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.
1. Students match probability situations with everyday chance words.
2. Students explore the tension between theoretical probability and randomness.
3. Students express theoretical probabilities as fractions, decimals or percentages.
4. Students explore variations in samples and compare these with the theoretical result.

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K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 5, Grade 6
Statistics and Probability
Educators, Learners, Students

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