# AN HD2/L1.2

Express the likelihood of an event using fractions, decimals and percentages with the probability scale of 0 to 1 (a) Understand that the likelihood of an event is measured on a scale from 0 (impossible) to 1 (certain) (b) Understand that likelihood (or probability) is expressed as the number of ways the event can happen divided by the total number of possible outcomes (c) Understand that likelihood or probability can be written as a fraction, decimal or percentage, e.g. the likelihood that a coin will land heads-up is 50%, .5 or 1/2 - the expression there is a fifty-fifty chance is an expression of likelihood using percentages

Straightforward probability questions for L2 Functional Maths (dice, playing cards, socks, pens, etc.). Includes useful practice with simplifying fractions.

Plus an interesting extension question.

Topical summer probability practice based on a childen’s lucky dip game at a fair. Answer sheet included.

Adapted from Halloween Probability (listed under **See also** below).

A game to help learners get to grips with the likelihood of selecting a particular thing at random. Students practise expressing probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages. This activity avoids the taboos on dice and cards that some learners have. It also revises concepts such as multiples and “greater” and “less than”.

*1 page cards to be cut out – give one set to each student (or pair of students), 1 page for student to complete, plus an answer sheet.*

Probability with a pack of playing cards was written for an ESOL numeracy student unfamiliar with playing cards but is great for any L1 student. Express the likelihood of single events (and also practice simplifying fractions!).

Wonderful differentiated topical practice in expressing the likelihood of single events.

Find out which premiership team has the best (and worst!) value season ticket, look at the probabilities of different half time scores, and much more.