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Probability
I love the language and ideas that come from
doing probability. Here's some ideas for two activity
sheets.

Probability
Choose one of these words for each event:
impossible  unlikely  likely  certain
Give reasons for each of your choices.
 Tomorrow will be Christmas day.
 I shall have pizza to eat
tonight.
 It will be sunny tomorrow.
 I will be in school tomorrow.
 I shall be in New Zealand
tonight.
 It will get dark tonight.
 I shall be in bed by 10:00pm this
evening.
 Tomorrow will be my birthday.
 I will be in school at 2pm this
afternoon.
 I will get full marks in my spelling
test.
Dice Games
Have a go at playing the dice games described
below.
Game number:

You win if....

1.

you throw an even number.

2.

you throw an odd number.

3.

you throw a number in the two times table.

4.

you throw a number greater than four.

5.

you throw a number in the three times table.

6.

you throw a number less than three.

7.

you throw a number greater than three.

8.

you throw a number greater than six.

9.

you throw a single digit number.

10.

you throw a number which has a pattern of dots in
which there are three dots in a straight line.

Copy and complete this table into your maths
books.
Game Number

Possible Winning Throws

Possible Losing Throws

Chance of winning?

1

2, 4, 6

1, 3, 5

equal chance

2




etc.




Choose a word to describe your chances of winning each
game.
impossible  unlikely  equal chance  likely 
certain






