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Ed and Dale's Heads and Tails - Chance Game

PDF | 2 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

A fun game of chance for students to play when learning about probability.

Use this chance teaching resource in the classroom when learning about probability.

Students choose to be heads or tails and race their partner to the finish by tossing a coin. If a student’s chosen side of the coin lands facing up,  a counter is placed on one of their circles, moving them one step closer to the finish line. First to the finish wins!

Print and laminate a class set of gameboards to use during numeracy group activities.

This resource includes:

  • 1 x instruction page
  • 1 x  gameboard.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

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  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Katie McCarthy

Great activity! Would be great to have some follow up questions to debrief after playing the game.

Katie McCarthy · Nov 4th, 2019


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Resource Updates

  • Spelling of 'extension' corrected on instructions page.

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Aug 27th, 2017

  • Typo amended on the gameboard.

    Fix by Victoria (Teach Starter) Jan 15th, 2017

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