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Risk it for a ticket

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Using probability to solve a problem

Numeracy Focus: Exploring chance and data

This “Risk it for a ticket” activity could be used as an icebreaker at the beginning of a lesson or to consolidate conceptual understanding at the end of a lesson.

A parking scenario is offered and students must determine whether it is beneficial to pay for parking or risk a parking fine.

The task encourages reasoning as students determine which option is best and justify their strategies used to reach their conclusion.

 

Stage: Level 9 to 10

This resource supports:

Proficiency

  • Reasoning

HITS

  • Setting goals

Cross-curricular

  • NA

Audience

  • Teachers

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Plan

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Reflective Prompt

Do you believe you provide a variety of learning activities that promote students to self question and reflect on their solution? Provide an example.

Reflective Prompt

Do you believe you provide a variety of learning activities that promote students to self question and reflect on their solution? Provide an example.

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to encourage children and young people’s reasoning?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to encourage children and young people’s reasoning?

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