Lesson

Can you think of some words that describe the **chance** of something happening? What word would you use for the chance of winning the lottery? What word would you use to describe the chance of seeing a bird on the way to school?

Idea summary

Some words to describe the chance of something are: likely, unlikely, impossible and certain.

Do you know how to describe how likely something is? This video will show you how.

The following fruit stickers are placed in a box. If Yuri reaches in without looking what is the chance that he selects a cherry sticker?

A

Unlikely

B

Likely

Worked Solution

Idea summary

Something is likely to happen if it will probably happen. Something is unlikely to happen if it will not probably happen.

How do we know if something is certain or impossible? Let's see here.

What is the chance my paper plane will fly forever?

A

Impossible

B

In between certain and impossible

C

Certain

Worked Solution

Idea summary

These are the 4 terms we have seen to describe chance:

- Impossible: definitely will NOT happen.
- Unlikely: more likely NOT to happen than to happen.
- Likely: more likely to happen than not to happen.
- Certain: definitely will happen.