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AQA GCSE Maths – Probability - Sample pages from Foundation Book for 2010

AQA GCSE Maths – Probability - Sample pages from Foundation Book for 2010

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Take a look at this FREE sample chapter from the new 2010 AQA GCSE Maths Student book (Foundation level).

This chapter covers Probability across the following sub-topics:

Describing probability using words
Writing a list of outcomes
Describing probability using numbers and words
Calculating the probability of an event happening
Calculating the possibility of an event happening when it can happen in more than one way
Work out the probability of an event not happening
Working with mutually exclusive events.

The chapter also contains keywords and help sections, in addition to a ‘Skills’ check to ensure before your students start an exercise they are clear of the main ‘vocabulary’ for that unit.

To see more sample material or to order your FREE Evaluation pack simply visit our site now at http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Secondary/Mathematics/14-16/AQAGCSEMathematics2010/AQAGCSEMathematics2010.aspx
Take a look at this FREE sample chapter from the new 2010 AQA GCSE Maths Student book (Foundation level).

This chapter covers Probability across the following sub-topics:

Describing probability using words
Writing a list of outcomes
Describing probability using numbers and words
Calculating the probability of an event happening
Calculating the possibility of an event happening when it can happen in more than one way
Work out the probability of an event not happening
Working with mutually exclusive events.

The chapter also contains keywords and help sections, in addition to a ‘Skills’ check to ensure before your students start an exercise they are clear of the main ‘vocabulary’ for that unit.

To see more sample material or to order your FREE Evaluation pack simply visit our site now at http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Secondary/Mathematics/14-16/AQAGCSEMathematics2010/AQAGCSEMathematics2010.aspx

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Probability (1)
Objectives
This chapter will show you how to• describe probability using words
G
• write a list of outcomes
G
 
F
• describe probability using numbers and words
G
 
F
• work out the probability of an event happening
F
• work out the probability of an event happening, when itcan happen in more than one way
F
• work out the probability of an event not happening
E
• work with mutually exclusive events.
D
This chapter is about predicting thechance of things happening.Jelly bean recipes challenge youto find enough of the rightflavours to make lots of yourfavourite taste. With 65beans in a 70 g bag, youneed probability to workout your chances!
Before you start this chapter
1
What fraction of each shape is coloured?
a
 
b
 
2
Work out each missing number.
a
 
1
 
_
 
7
 
 
1
 
_
 
7
 
 
1
 
_
 
7
 
 
__
 
7
 
b
 
2
 
_
 
9
 
 
__
 
9
 
 
1
 
_
 
9
 
 
5
 
_
 
9
 
c
 
4
 
_
 
7
 
 
1
 
_
 
7
 
 
3
 
__
 
3
Copy and complete.
a
6
7
 
b
15
3
 
c
 
5
40
 
d
36
 
6
e
4
 
32
 
3
18
4
True or false?
a
0.5
0.3
0.1
0.9
b
0.8
0.4
0.2
0.3
c
0.8
2
1.6
d
75%
25%
100%
e
100%
66%
44%
18%
3
6%
5
Find the next two terms.
a
 
1
 
_
 
5
 
,
2
 
_
 
5
 
,
3
 
_
 
5
 
, ,
b
 
10
 
__
 
10
 
,
8
 
__
 
10
 
,
6
 
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10
 
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BC
 ACTIVE
CTIVE
 
HELP
Chapter X
UNCORRECTED PROOF – AQA GCSE MATHEMATICS FOR FOUNDATION SETS
 
100Probability (1)
Keywords
chance, likelihood,probability, certain,impossible
7.1
The language of probability
Objective
Understand and use some of the basic language of probability
Why learn this?
Probability helpsyou understand yourchances of winningthe lottery.
G
Skills check
1
What does the word ‘certain’ mean?
2
If something ‘might’ happen, does that mean it is ‘certain’ tohappen?
3
What does the word ‘impossible’ mean?
Write down whether these things are certain to happen, might happen or are impossible.
a
Newborn twins will both be boys.
b
It will rain in Scotland this year.
c
An athlete will run 100 m in two seconds.
Example 1
HELP
Section 2.3
What is probability?
People often talk about the
chance
or
likelihood
 that something might happen. For example, ‘What is the chance that it will snow tomorrow?’
Probability
is about measuring the likelihood that something might happen.Some things are
certain
to happen.For example, a baby will be born today.Some things cannot happen.For example, it is
impossible
that you will live until you are 180 years old.Some things might happen.For example, the next car you see
might
be red.
Exercise 7A
Write down whether these things are certain to happen, might happen or are impossible.
1
 The sun will rise tomorrow.
2
 It will snow on New Year’s Day.
a
might happen
b
certain to happen
c
impossible
They might be both girls, or one girl and one boy.Scotland has a lot o rain every year.The current world record is 9.69 seconds.
 
1017.2 Outcomes of an experiment
3
 You will see a shooting star i you look at the sky tonight.
4
 When you roll a normal dice you will roll a 7.
5
 The next car to pass the school gates will be blue.
6
 The day ater Wednesday will be Thursday.
7
 When you roll a dice you will roll a 6.
8
 It will get dark tonight.
9
 You will swim the length o a 25 m pool in 5 seconds.
10
 In a litter o nine puppies, hal o them will be male.
Skills check
1
When you flip a coin, what could happen?
2
When you roll a dice, what could happen?
Writing outcomes
An
experiment
is something you do to find out what happens.Rolling a dice is an experiment. In probability it is also called an
event
.An experiment (or event) has
outcomes
. When you roll a dice you might get a 3. So 3 is one of the outcomes of this event.The event ‘rolling a dice’ has six
possible outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.To write a list of outcomes, work systematically to make sure that you don’t miss any out.When two things happen at the same time, such as rolling a dice and flipping a coin, they arecalled
combined events
.
 
Keywords
experiment, event,outcome,possible outcomes,combined events
7.2
Outcomes of an experiment
Objectives
G
List all possible outcomes for anexperiment
F
List all possible outcomes for a combined event
Why learn this?
Knowing the possibleoutcomes helps youpredict your chancesof winning.
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