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Grade 8-9
Subject Mathematics
Resource type Activity, Lesson plan/Unit plan

About This Resource

For years, math resources have been introducing probability using illustrations such as flipping coins, spinning wheels, throwing dice, drawing marbles from a bag, and drawing/dealing playing cards. Although these situations lend themselves to teaching the concept of probability, and most students can relate to the items used, Aboriginal guessing games offer a fresh, entertaining, and culturally relevant means of teaching probability. This unit can be used to help students achieve the following Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Mathematics 8: D1 critique ways in which data is presented; D2 solve problems involving the probability of independent events.
Math First Peoples – Games of Chance

Resource info

  • Nov 5, 2014