Statistics and Probability Teacher Resources
What are the chances you can make it through one day without using or seeing statistics? It's highly unlikely, and that's why you can find resouces that cover tables, graphs, statistical models, and more, right here.
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A (Ear) Budding Problem?
Here's a hot topic: increased incidents of injury while wearing ear buds! Middle school mathematicians display and summarize statistical data throughout this all-inclusive, Common-Core-related assignment. You will find a well-written lesson plan, handouts that include an article and data page, follow-up questions, and extension activities that combine to make the lesson complete.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
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.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
While simplistic, this video provides an easy to understand explanation of probability. It is meant to be a first foray into the topic and would be useful in an elementary school classroom. The example given would be appropriate for use in a second or third grade classroom.
2 mins 2nd - 3rd Math
The whole class plays SKUNK, a dice game of chance in which players can opt to keep accumulated points or try for one more roll in hopes that no 1s show up! As a study in probability, they will keep a data table of outcomes in order to develop a playing strategy.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Probability (part 3)
Sports fans will enjoy the example Sal provides in this lesson, as he poses a probability question about free-throw percentages. Beginning and advanced students alike will appreciate the thorough explanations and calculations of various parts of probability.
10 mins 7th - 11th Math
Most Likely/Least Likely
The concepts of most likely and least likely are covered in this resource. Learners consider a practice problem which has them choose the type of marble most-likely to be picked out of a group. Then, they answer probability-type questions regarding a spinner, and a tally chart of coins.
2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Conditional Probability and Probability of Simultaneous Events
Your statisticians examine the characteristics of conditional probability and the probability of simultaneous independent events. They perform computer activities to find probabilities for simple compound events. They examine the difference between theoretical probability and experimental probability by playing various games.
7th - 9th Math
Experimental And Theoretical Probability
Seventh graders investigate the concepts related to theoretical and experimental probability while describing the similarities or differences. They practice solving different problems and make predictions about future outcomes and then summarize the findings using a visual graph.
Election Poll, Variation 3
Build on probability and incorporate a random number generator to select outcomes for a school election. Your learners will record their results on a dot plot and answer questions regarding whether their candidate has a chance at the election.
6th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Here is a very clever way of teaching young mathematicians the concept of probability. A spinner is made that has two outcomes, yes and no. A chart is made that has two columns that are labeled Correct and Incorrect. The teacher asks a yes-or-no question, then spins the spinner.
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts
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.
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
M and M Lesson
Eighth graders engage in a lesson that is about the application of probability to determine the colors of M and M's found in a package of candy. They make predictions of outcomes before counting out individual packages. The lesson includes the use of graphic organizer for the information
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 schooler to gain insight into that question? How do you design a sample survey?
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Binomial Distribution 2
Using graphs and colorful annotations, Sal makes probability a thrill to behold in this video about binomial distribution. He takes students through additional practice so that they can "get the hang of the binomial distribution" before he begins to teach about normal distribution.
11 mins 8th - 11th Math