# The chance of England winning the 2010 World Cup is 1/3. They can win, draw or lose. What do you think Dave? Well, thats right isnt it John?

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The chance of England winning the 2010 World Cup is 1/3. They can win, draw or lose. What do you think Dave? Well, thats right isnt it John?

England were in Pot 1 with the other seeded teams. This gives them a good chance of winning.

If England come top of their group they will have a better chance of winning.

If England win their first match against USA, they are more likely to lose their second match against Algeria.

Up2d8 maths South Africa 2010 Teacher Notes

South Africa 2010 Introduction: The draw has been made for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. The first match starts on 11 June 2010. South Africa, as the host nation, is making thedraw preparations to host a major sporting event. Just what are Englands chances of winning this year? Does their place in the draw affect their chance of winning – or is it playing better football than any other team that will ensure their success? Football fans the length and breadth of the land will be starting to give us their opinion on Englands chances – but what do we think from a mathematical point of view? Content objectives: This context provides the opportunity for teachers and students to explore a number of objectives. Some that may be addressed are: when dealing with a combination of two experiments, they identify all the outcomes when solving problems, they use their knowledge that the total probability of all the mutually exclusive outcomes of an experiment is 1 they find and justify probabilities and approximations by selecting and using methods based on equally likely outcomes and experimental evidence, as appropriate in order to explore mathematical situations, they carry out tasks or tackle problems; pupils identify the mathematical aspects and obtain necessary information. Process objectives: These will depend on the amount of freedom you allow your class with the activity. It might be worth considering how youre going to deliver the activity and highlighting the processes that this will allow on the diagram below: