This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan, Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 30, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.
Number Sense, Logical Thinking, Mathematics as a Human Endeavour
WA30.11 Extend and apply understanding of probability.
[C, CN, PS, R]
Research and present orally, in writing, or using multimedia, applications of probability (e.g., medication, warranties, insurance, lotteries, weather prediction, 100-year flood, failure of a design, failure of a product, vehicle recalls, approximation of area).
Calculate the probability of an event based on a data set, (e.g., determine the probability of a randomly chosen light bulb being defective).
Express given probabilities as fractions, decimals, percentages, and using words.
Analyze, generalize, and compare odds and probability including part-whole and part-part relationships.
Determine the probability of an event, given the odds for or against.
Explain, using examples, how decisions may be based on a combination of theoretical probability calculations, results of experimental probability, and subjective judgments.
Solve situational questions that involve probability