• Number: Operations, Fractions
• Geometry: Shape
Chance, maybe, possibly, probably, probability, certain, impossible.
Often spinners are used to generate data for chance experiments. It is important that students are given biased spinners as well as fair spinners so they can judge whether a spinner is fair or not. The Probability Spinner Board shown above includes biased spinners, that is, the chances of spinning a particular colour are not the same.
Spinners may be used to show the Hundreds Tens Ones link to Place Value. Six-digit numbers may be generated by placing two of these spinners side-by-side.
Spinners may be used to generate words. For example, the Attribute Block Spinner.