Probability

Probability means ?how likely something is to happen.  Let's review the words that Múinteoir Ray mentioned in the lesson:

LIKELY: Something that will probably happen, for example: It’s likely the best singer will win the competition.

UNLIKELY: Something that will probably not happen, for example:  It’s unlikely that panic-buyers will run out of toilet paper.

POSSIBLE: Something that is able to happen, for example: It’s possible that there will be sunshine in July.

IMPOSSIBLE: Something that is not able to happen, for example:  It’s impossible that a monkey can knit everyone a jumper.

CERTAIN: Something that will definitely happen, for example: You will live your life.

Quick Quiz:  See if you can answer the questions below

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Game: Super Spinner

Here's a game of chance and probability that you might enjoy, using the spinner that Múinteoir Ray showed you.  Do you remember how to make the spinner?  Here’s a quick reminder:

Step 1: Draw the sections of your spinner on a paper plate using a ruler.  Draw them to match the activity sheet below, if you’re going to play that game.

Step 2: Colour in the sections.

Step 3: Place a paper clip in the centre of the spinner and put a pencil through the loop of it.

Step 4: Flick the paper clip so it rotates to land on a particular colour.

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Answers to Quick Quiz:  1) Least likely to pick: Purple ball 2) Most likely to pick: Red ball