Probability KS2 – Playful dice investigation lesson plan

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Years 3-6


Discussing mathematical chance can be convoluted, so why not try this playful probability KS2 lesson plan to investigate frequency and fractions…

This investigation came to me out of the blue in my early years of teaching, when I had a Year 5 class. It was such an immediate hit with pupils that I’ve repeated it with other groups many times since.

While probability perhaps isn’t at the top of our priority list for maths objectives, the ability to investigate and think mathematically should be, and that’s what is so great about this lesson. Tying it all in to a games-based approach makes it fun, too.

Probability KS2 learning objectives

  • Crry out an investigation in a logical way
  • Test an idea and record the outcomes
  • Find the probability of something happening
  • Use own and other’s results to inform reasoning

Aidan Severs is an education consultant with over 15 years of teaching experience. Follow him on Twitter @AidanSevers or visit his website at

Probability KS2 lesson plan
Probability KS2 – Playful dice investigation lesson plan

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