Students gain understandings about probability through planned maths activities and regular classroom discussion involving the language of chance. Concepts associated with chance often need to be taught explicitly, and assessed individually to clarify each student's comprehension. A primary objective in the early childhood classroom, is for students to use the language of chance appropriately, and to ensure students are gaining accurate understandings. Language terms such as 'definitely', 'never', 'maybe', 'probably', '50-50' and 'impossible' can be introduced very early on with quick and simple activities. Students' understandings of probability will develop and expand as more opportunities to be immersed in the language are offered.