Statistics and Probability

Our Maths focus for the next two weeks is classifying everyday events according to how likely they are to happen, using the language of chance, and explaining reasoning.  We are developing our thinking so we can describe outcomes as ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’ and identify some events as ‘certain’ or ‘impossible.’

Marble bagThis is bag one.  What can you  say about the chances of selecting a red marble from this bag?  What are my chances of selecting a yellow marble?  How do you know?

Lucky dipThis is bag two.  What colour marble am I most likely to draw out?  What colour am I least likely to select?   Can you think of a question to ask for bag one or two?

Marble Jars

Everyday Science

Oscar B, Jake, Luca and Josh L have all made catapults at home.  Luca used icy pole sticks whilst Oscar, Jake and Josh constructed models out of Lego.  We have enjoyed testing them out.

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Last week we begun to explore how everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways.  We experimented with mixing, melting and dissolving.   I found a couple of easy to try out dissolving experiments that you might like to do at home:

DissolvingEggshellLab

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