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11.01 Describe likelihood

Lesson

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What words can you think of that describe the the chance of something happening? Can you think of examples of events that fit each word you can think of?

What is the chance my paper plane will fly forever?

  1. Impossible

    A

    In between certain and impossible

    B

    Certain

    C

    Impossible

    A

    In between certain and impossible

    B

    Certain

    C

Learn

This video shows us how to describe the likelihood of events.  

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Question 1

What is the chance of flipping tails with a coin?

Heads Tails
  1. Unlikely

    A

    Likely

    B

    Even chance

    C

    Unlikely

    A

    Likely

    B

    Even chance

    C

 

Learn

How likely something is can be visualised on a line similar to a number line.  This video shows us how. 

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Question 2

Which section describes the chance of 'the next person you meet has the same birthday as you'?

  1. A

    B

    A

    B

 

Remember!

In order of how much chance something has of happening, we can start from the left, and move right. It's just like a number line!

 

 

Outcomes

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Describe possible everyday events and order their chances of occurring

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