Explorers

In this activity, students are required to find a safe route through a notoriously perilous region of space called the Twilight Nebula.

They will be faced with a number of different threats but can maximise their chances of survival using a series of threat assessment readouts. Students will compare fraction, decimal and percentage-based probabilities to evaluate the threats arising in the nebula and will also need to form judgements on the probability of combined events in order to identify those routes offering the greatest chance of survival.

In order to complete the challenges set, students will be required to use mathematical problem solving skills in collaboration with their peers, use the multiplicative law of probability in combined events and use an experimental method to find an estimate of a probability.

The activity is computer based and as such students should have access to enough computers to work in small groups as well as access to the worksheets provided.

To use this resource:

• download the zip file

• extract all of the files

• run the start file

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