Probability Cards

Age Range: 7 - 11

Probability Cards

Probability means the chance of an event happening. The resources below help children to think about the likelihood of a wide range of events happening. They could be used for learning in a number of ways in the classroom:

  • Give a selection of cards to the children and ask them to put them in order or probability. Which ones are least / most likely?
  • Discuss how we can record the probability of the different events happening. Do we need to use probability vocabulary (e.g. certain / good chance / impossible) or can we use fractions (e.g. 1/6, 13/52)?
  • Ask children to find out the probability of the events on the cards and explain their answer.
  • Challenge children to choose a card at random and think of an event that is equally likely.
  • Let children work in pairs. Each child chooses a card for their partner to answer.
  • If necessary, find the equipment mentioned on the cards (e.g. dice, packs of cards, coins) and discuss how to calculate the probability.
  • Challenge children to create their own probability cards to test each other with.

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Shreya

Your ideas are inspiring and creative!

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Chloe

thanks for sharing

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Anonymous

Good

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