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# possibilities

## Houses

This unit seeks to connect learning outcomes across all five content strands, number, geometry, statistics, algebra, and measurement.  The context of houses is used to develop concepts such as drawing and modelling 3-dimensional objects, using co-ordinate systems to locate position, finding all the possibilities of events, and identifying paths through simple networks.  The unit provides an excellent vehicle for students to use a broad range of problem solving strategies.

## Lara's Equiprobable Dice I

Find certain probabilities relating to rolling two dice

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic)

## Another Dartboard

Predict probabilities of an event involving area

Make deductions from probabilities

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (guess and check, be systematic, look for patterns, draw a diagram, make a table, think, use algebra).

## Make the Highest Total

theoretically and experimentally examine the probabilities of games of chance

devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic, use a table).

## Dominoes

Apply counting strategies to the case of dominoes

Write an explanation of what they have done

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic, make a list, use a diagram).

## Bubblegum balls

Identify the possible outcomes of an event

Write a rule for the pattern

Interpret information and results in context (logic, be systematic)

## Penny's Pizza

Make a list of possible outcomes as a method of finding probability

Express the outcome as a fraction

Devise and use problem–solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (make an organised list)

## Coin Shake-Up

Predict the likelihood of an event based on data collected

Use a systematic approach to find all possible outcomes

Effectively plan mathematical exploration

## Grabbing CDs

Systematically count outcomes

Compare the likelihood of events

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (systematic list, draw a picture, use equipment).

## Dressing In The Dark

Work systematically to identify all the possible outcomes.

Describe events using everyday language.