**A whole class game of chance**

Discuss the possible outcomes if you flipped two coins (heads and heads, tails and tails, heads and tails)

Prior to flipping the two coins, students stand up and predict the outcome. If students predict heads, heads – they place both hands on their head. If selecting heads, tails – they place one hand on their head and one on their lower back. If selecting tails, tails – students place both hands on their lower back.

After flipping the coins, students who were incorrect sit down. Keep playing until one student is left standing.

**Data and Statistics**

Results throughout the game can be recorded and used to calculate a fraction, decimal and percentage for each outcome.

Using a deck of cards. Allocate each corner of the room with a suite (hearts, diamonds, spades, clubs). Take out four cards of each suite from the deck giving you 16 cards in total. Record on the board the number of cards for each suite using tally marks.

Students then choose a corner to go to.

Draw out a card from your pile of 16.

The students in the corner that matches the suite of the card drawn out are out and move to a designated area. Rub out a tally mark for that suite on the board. The card drawn out is put aside, it does not get returned to the pile.

Students then move to a new corner and a new card is drawn out. Continue playing until you have a winner.

**During the Game**

After each round discuss the chance of each suite being drawn out using language appropriate to your students. If appropriate, work out the chance as a fraction, decimal and percentage.

Discuss strategies for corner selection with the students.

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Students create a lolly shop by deciding the number of different lollies they would have in their shop and what they will be. On the template, they then divide the lolly shop shelf into the fraction required (eg if the students will be having 5 different lollies in their shop, the shelf will be divided into fifths). Students then draw the lollies onto the shelf and record the fraction. eg. 1/5 gummi bears, 1/5 chocolate frogs, 1/5 lolly pops, 2/5 red licorice.

Instead of a lolly shop, a new chocolate bar can be created by dividing a chocolate bar into different flavours and drawing and recording.

My lolly shop powerpoint

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Students can create fraction pizzas using kinder circles or paper plates, then drawing toppings onto their pizzas or cutting up scrap paper.

fraction pizzas

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Using a kinder square or circle, students cut them into a given fraction or fraction of choice. Label each piece with a fraction and paste onto poster paper.

Students then record the fractions to make a whole.

eg. 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 = 1

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* Students roll two dice to create a fraction (dice can be made for particular fractions).

* Write the fraction down.

* Draw a picture to match.

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*Students draw a fraction onto a sticky note.

*Sticky note is then placed onto a poster.

*Under the sticky note, students record the fraction.

Extension: Students could also record equivalents under the sticky note.