The students in Five White are learning about ‘chance’ in Mathematics. Chance can be defined as the likelihood or probability that a particular outcome will occur.
Probability can be recorded on a scale of 0 to 1. Click here, then click on ‘c’, then ‘chance’ to see the scale.
The scale includes the following.
Impossible – There is no chance. It will not happen. E.g. It is impossible for pigs to fly.
Unlikely – It will probably not happen. There is a small chance it will happen. E.g Five White are unlikely to skip their Friday spelling test.
Even Chance – There is an equal chance. Each event is equally likely to happen. E.g When a coin is tossed, there is an even chance that it will land heads up.
Likely – It will probably happen. There is a small chance it won’t happen. E.g. You will likely go to school on Monday.
Certain – It will definitely happen. E.g. The sun will rise in the morning.
Leave a comment with more examples of events that are impossible, unlikely, likely, certain and that have an even chance of occurring.
Imagine that you are reaching into the jar above. Leave a comment with a sentence using a chance term about the probability of picking out a counter.
- I am likely to pick out a …..
- I am unlikely to pick out a …
- It is impossible to pick out a …
- I have an even chance of picking out a …
- It is certain that I will pick out a …