Playing with Probability Lesson
Playing with Probability Lesson Plan


Students learn how to calculate both theoretical and experimental probability by rotating through a series of work stations.

Standards (NCTM 3-5)

Number and Operation

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems

Data Analysis and Probability

Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them

Understand and apply basic concepts of probability Student Prerequisites


Students must be able to: Teacher Preparation

Teacher will need: This is a list of materials assuming that you will only need 6 stations. You can set up more than one of each station if needed. Students will need:

Lesson Outline

  1. Focus and Review
  2. Introduce the idea of probability through a discussion about something similar to the lottery.

  3. Objectives
  4. Students will be able to calculate both experimental and theoretical probabilities as well as display probabilities in both graphical and fraction form.

  5. Guided Practice
  1. Teacher Input
  1. Independent Practice
  1. Closure

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