Probability is the study of chance.

When your child is studying probability they will use words to describe the probability that something will happen, using words such as ‘never’, ‘likely’, or ‘certain’: for example, ‘If today is Tuesday, it is certain that tomorrow will be Wednesday’.

The next stage for your child is to express these likelihoods numerically, using a decimal or fraction between 0 and 1.

You can help your child by:

1.With a dice all faces are equally likely so it is not correct to say that getting a 6 is harder than getting any other number.

2.If we say that something may or may not happen, it is not necessarily true that the chance of each of them is a half. For example, it will either rain tomorrow or it won’t but the chances are not necessarily equal.