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Probability Mystery

This resource, written by Shirley Fall, has fourteen cards with statements about the likelihood of six different runners winning a race. Students are tasked with using the statements on the cards to determine who is most likely to win the race, with what probability, and in what sequence they would expect the runners to finish.

The mathematics that students need:

Probability line 0-1; Knowledge of probability of certainty; Vocabulary: ‘evens chance’, likelihood and chance.

Teachers' notes including some solutions are in the background information for this collection.

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