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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. 

Chance Jar

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.

For example:

  • 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 …

Sign into Studyladder for activities related to chance. Click here and here for games related to chance. Leave a comment about what you thought about the game(s).


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