Statistics and Probability Teacher Resources
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Playing with Probability
Review basic probability concepts with your class using different-colored marbles in a bag. Then pair up learners and have them play a cool online interactive game in which they race miniature cars using the roll of a die or two. The class compiles all of their results to discuss, and they extrapolate what might occur if the game is repeated 10,000 times!
New! Home Runs, Statistics, and Probability
Baseball and statistics go hand-in-hand and knowing how to interpret, compare, and display this information is a key skill for any middle schooler. Using two sets of data, have young statisticians answer questions by constructing and comparing different representations of the data especially lineplots (dotplots), stemplots (including back-to-back stemplots) five number summaries, and boxplots.
The Law of Large Numbers and Probability
Learners investigate why theoretical probability doesn't always match reality. The activity involves using Python 2.7 (or Sage) to set up a Bernoulli Trial. It also involves setting up a spreadsheet to simulate the Birthday Paradox. Pupils should be familiar with Python, fractional exponents, and combinations before beginning.
Young scholars investigate probability. They will define probability as the likelihood of an event occurring. Then, they determine the probability of sitting in a particular seat on a plane. They also set up ratios of various seating scenarios on the airplane, such as the likelihood of sitting in row 7 out of 30 rows.
Probability- Based Bingo Lesson Plan
Statisticians play a game of Bingo to discover the meaning of probability. They are given 12 markers to distribute across the numbers 1-12 on their playing mat. As a pair of dice is rolled, markers are removed from the playing mat. The first person to clear their mat is the winner. The game is repeated so students can refine their placements.
Buttons: Statistical Questions
Here is a nice activity about recognizing the difference between a statistical question and answer and one that anticipates a fixed answer. From this, your future statisticians will develop an understanding of variability and be able to write their own statistical questions.
Quarter, Nickel, Dime....
An engaging game called, "Quarter, Nickel, and Dime" is presented in this math lesson. Players are given an envelope with slips of paper that represent the three coins. In pairs, they play the game 18 times, and the whole class charts their results on a class graph that leads to an exciting discussion on probability. Excellent worksheets are embedded in the plan that provide everything you need to play the game.
Range, Variance and Standard Deviation as Measures of Dispersion
Continuing his conversation about data sets from the previous video, Sal introduces range, variance, and standard deviation as means of dispersion. Those who are advancing in algebra or who are beginning a statistics class will benefit from Sal's clear instruction.
From Probability to Combinatorics and Number Theory
What middle schooler does not enjoy an occasional online game? In this lesson play, you will find embedded links to an online probability game, and informative pages about how division is used in probability, the concept of tree models, and an interactive dice activity. Chances are that you will want to include this in your probability curriculum!
Statistics with State Names
Young scholars analyze the number of times each letter in the alphabet is used in the names of the states. In this statistics lesson, students create a stem and leaf plot, box and whisker plot and a histogram to analyze their data.
How Probable is It?
Young scholars explore probability. In this probability lesson, students look at videos and websites where they discover probability facts that can be used in situations. They determine the probability of different events.
In this algebra worksheet, students solve word problems of the possibility of an event occurring using experimental probability. There are 10 questions with an answer key.
Probability Using M&M's
Students estimate and then count the number of each color of M&M's in their bag. In this mathematics lesson, students find the experimental probability of selecting each color from the bag. Students create pictographs and bar graphs of the colors of candy pieces in their bag. Students use information from the Mars, Inc. website to compute theoretical probability of each color appearing in the bags.
Unit 5 Probability Activities
Wow! Here is a 14-page package of activities to use when your math class is studying probability. There are a myriad of pertinent experiments for learners to try, such as rolling a self-constructed multi-faced three-dimensional cuboctahedron or drawing different lengths of grass. There are also critical-thinking exercises using given data. You will most certainly find something useful for your class!
Are your parents or guardians strict? That's an interesting question many of your pupils are probably interested in discussing. How do you design a study directed at your high school to gain insight into that question? How do you design a sample survey? What sampling schemes are possible? What does it mean to be strict? Get your class thinking like a statistician with this resource.
Statistical Process Control
In this statistical process control worksheet, learners solve and complete 15 various types of problems. First, they estimate the standard deviation of the given process. Then, students use the target value as a center line and draw a control chart that plots the means. They also, determine the probability of an occurring process on target.
Sixth graders examine probability. In this probability lesson, 6th graders go to the Shodor website, gather data from the spinner for 20 spins and chart the outcomes. Students write the outcomes in fractions, decimals, and percents. Students discuss their outcomes and what would make them different.
Calculating Theoretical & Experimental Probability
Students collect data by conducting a survey of fellow classmates. They investigate the relationship between estimates obtained from samples and theoretical probabilities. Answer keys included.
Introduction to the Concept of Probability
Acquaint mathematicians to the concept of probability with a discussion about the results of a game. Then have them play a dice, card, spinner, or coin game and recording the number of wins vs. the number of tries on an interactive web page. Discussion notes and graphics are provided to guide your lecture. At the bottom of the page, there are alternate suggestions and links to related lessons by the same publisher. If you have access to a computer lab, this will add variety to your curriculum.
Replacement and Probability
Middle and high schoolers explore the concept of probability. In this probability lesson, learners conduct an experiment with a bag of marbles. Pupils draw marbles from a bag and determine the probability of drawing a particular color marble. They conduct the experiment twice, once with replacement and once without replacement.