Key Skills – Numeracy

As we have been looking at probability this week, your key skills is to carry out one of the following two activities and record your findings for us to discuss next week in class.

Activity 1

You are going to toss a coin in the air a total of 30 times. Every time the coin lands you are going to record whether you get a ‘head’ or a ‘tail’. Think carefully – if you are throwing it 30 times what is your denominator going to be?

Write H for ‘head’ and T for ‘tail’ in the comment box below. Can you write it as a fraction? Can you cancel any of the fractions down? (record the process e.g. 4/8 = 2/4 = 1/2)

How many times did you get a ‘head’ (H)?  _______________

How many times did you get a ‘tail’ (T)?    _______________

Activity 2

You are going to roll a dice a total of 30 times. Every time you roll you are going to record the score on the dice. Write the score you get each time in the comment box below. Think carefully – if you are throwing it 30 times what is your denominator going to be? Can you write it as a fraction? Can you cancel any of the fractions down? (record the process e.g. 4/8 = 2/4 = 1/2)

Number of 1s: __________              Number of 4s: ________

Number of 2s: __________             Number of 5s: ________

Number of 3s: __________             Number of 6s: ________

19 thoughts on “Key Skills – Numeracy

  1. Activity number 1:
    1:T
    2:T
    3:H
    4:T
    5:H
    6:H
    7:T
    8:H
    9:H
    10:T
    11:T
    12:T
    13:H
    14:H
    15:T
    16:T
    17:H
    18:T
    19:T
    20:T
    21:H
    22:H
    23:T
    24:T
    25:T
    26:H
    27:H
    28:H
    29:H
    30:H

    H:13= 13
    _
    30

    T:16=16
    _
    30

  2. 1 t
    2 t 3 h 4 h 5 t 6 t 7 h 8 h 9 h 10 h 11 t 12 t 13 h 14 h 15 t 16 t 17 h 18h 19 h20 t 21 h 22 h 23t 24h 25 t 26 t 27 h 28 t 29t 30 h

  3. 1) 1/30
    2) 4/30
    3) 2/30
    4) 6/30
    5) 1/30
    6) 5/30
    7) 3/30
    8) 1/30
    9) 3/30
    10) 5/30
    11)1/30
    12) 4/30
    13) 1/30
    14) 6/30
    15) 1/30
    16) 5/30
    17) 4/30
    18) 3/30
    19) 6/30
    20) 3/30
    21) 3/30
    22) 1/30
    23) 4/30
    24) 4/30
    25) 1/30
    26) 2/30
    27) 4/30
    28) 4/30
    29)1/30
    30) 6/30

  4. 1H
    2H
    3H
    4T
    5T
    6H
    7T
    8H
    9T
    10H
    11H
    12T
    13H
    14T
    15H
    16T
    17T
    18T
    19T
    20H
    21H
    22T
    23T
    24H
    25T
    26H
    27H
    28H
    29T
    30T

    H:17/30
    T:13/30

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