Basics of Probability

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Young mathematicians spin, roll, and toss their way to a deeper understanding of probability with this collection of hands-on activities. Whether they are determining the fairness of spinners or evaluating the probability of drawing different cards from a deck, these simple experiments are bound to capture the engagement of your class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use these activities to create a series of learning centers during an upper-elementary math unit on probability
  • Perform one activity a day, afterwards discussing as a whole class students' new discoveries about probability
Classroom Considerations
  • These probability experiments call for the use of materials which you may or may not have in your classroom, so be sure to plan ahead
  • All necessary worksheets and other printable materials are included for each activity
  • Provides a thorough explanation of the resource and how it can be used to supplement math curriculum
  • Offers suggestions for customizing each activity
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