Probability (Higher - Unit 1)
Topic: | Probability |
Estimated teaching time: | Higher 5.5 hours - 6.5 hours |
Specification references (in recommended teaching order)
S5.1 | Understand and use the vocabulary of probability and the probability scale. View assessment guidance > |
S5.2 | Understand and use estimates or measures of probability from theoretical models (including equally likely outcomes), or from relative frequency. View assessment guidance > |
S5.3 | List all outcomes for single events, and for two successive events, in a systematic way and derive related probabilities. View assessment guidance > |
S5.4 | Identify different mutually exclusive outcomes and know that the sum of the probabilities of all these outcomes is 1. View assessment guidance > |
S5.5h | Know when to add or multiply two probabilities: if A and B are mutually exclusive, then the probability of A or B occurring is P(A) + P(B), whereas if A and B are independent events, the probability of A and B occurring is P(A) × P(B) View assessment guidance > |
S5.6h | Use tree diagrams to represent outcomes of compound events, recognising when events are independent. View assessment guidance > |
S5.7 | Compare experimental data and theoretical probabilities. View assessment guidance > |
S5.8 | Understand that if an experiment is repeated, this may – and usually will – result in different outcomes. View assessment guidance > |
S5.9 | Understand that increasing sample size generally leads to better estimates of probability and population characteristics. View assessment guidance > |
Teaching resources
- Probability - Relative frequency - Lesson plan
- Probability - Mutually exclusive - Lesson plan
- Probability - Complements - Lesson starter
- Probability - Order cards - Lesson starter
- Probability - Three Dice - Problem Sheet
- Probability - Coloured Counters in a Bag - Problem Sheet
- Probability - Spinners - Problem Sheet
- Probability - Two way plenary
- Probability - Mutually exclusive - Worksheet
- Probability tree activity
- Probability - Homework Sheet and Mark Scheme
- Probability - Homework Sheet
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