MA1-18SP: recognises and describes the element of chance in everyday events
|Students should be encouraged to recognise that, because of the element of chance, their predictions will not always be proven true.|
When discussing certainty, there are two extremes: events that are certain to happen and those that are certain not to happen. Words such as ‘might’, ‘may’ and ‘possible’ are used to describe events between these two extremes.
|Language||Students should be able to communicate using the following language: will happen, might happen, won’t happen, probably.|
Identify outcomes of familiar events involving chance and describe them using everyday language, such as ‘will happen’, ‘won’t happen’ or ‘might happen’
|identify possible outcomes of familiar activities and events, eg the activities that might happen if the class is asked to sit on the floor in a circle|
|use everyday language to describe the possible outcomes of familiar activities and events, eg ‘will happen’, ‘might happen’, ‘won’t happen’, ‘probably’|