# Probability Words

Go to the following web address:

Transum.org/go/?to=washing

Write down 12 different sentences about real life events.

Each sentence should contain one of the words above.

Share your sentences with the rest of the class. Does everyone agree with them?

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## Probability Words

#### This is a visual aid designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class discussion before doing the Probability Washing Line activity.

This is an activity that considers the precise values in mathematics with the rather more vague definitions of words in real life. Though 'Impossible', 'Certain' and 'Even Chance' have commonly accepted probability values, the other words do not.

The purpose of the discussion is to highlight the vocabulary of probability and to debate the relationship between the words.

The Washing Line activities to do themselves. It involves ordering the shirts seen above into the order of their percieved probabilities. Their attempts are checked by the software built into the page.

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