Probability Teacher Resources

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The Probability Race

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
On your mark, get set, roll! Explore probability with your class using this series of fun dice games. Beginning with rolling single die, young mathematicians graph the results to learn that each number is equally likely to occur....
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Understand the Law of Large Numbers by Comparing Experimental Results to the Theoretical Probability

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
If we flip four tails in a row, does that mean all coin flips will be tails? With the law of large numbers, your mathematicians will learn that with more trials their experimental probability will get closer to the theoretical...
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Probability

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
In need of a probability resource that has it all? Take a look at a full textbook chapter on teaching and engaging learners in mathematical probability and data analysis. It begins with a teacher preparation section, and then moves into...
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The Last Banana: A Thought Experiment in Probability

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Your learners will be surprised by the thought-provoking, counterintuitive puzzle presented in this short video that models a fun, fictional situation in which a game is played with two number cubes to decide which of two people wins a...
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How To Calculate Conditional Probability Boxes With Defects

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Branch out with a tree diagram. A presentation on complex probability explains the process of creating a tree diagram to represent the possible outcomes in a scenario. It then uses the diagram to calculate the probabilities of each of...
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Compare Experimental and Theoretical Probability to Interpret Data

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Once your learners can calculate experimental and theoretical probability, teach them how to compare their results with this video. Review the difference between each probability and how to set up the ratio from each event. Use the prior...
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Using Tree Diagrams to Represent a Sample Space and to Calculate Probabilities

For Teachers 7th Standards
Cultivate the tree of knowledge using diagrams with two stages. Pupils create small tree diagrams to determine the sample space in compound probability problems. The lesson uses only two decision points to introduce tree diagrams. 
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Find the Probability of Events with Multiple Possibilities

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Your learners can find a probability, but what happens when there are multiple possibilities? This video introduces the idea of combining probabilities when there are different choices for the outcome. The examples focus on finding the...
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Study Jams! Probability as a Fraction

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Pick a card, any card... and then follow along with this step-by-step presentation as Sam from the Study Jams! crew determines what chance he has of drawing a jack from a deck of cards. This context serves to clearly model how fractions...
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Study Jams! Find Probability

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Sam bought tickets for a school raffle and wants to know if he has a good chance of winning. Help him find out with this step-by-step presentation on basic probability. Examples clearly model how to find the probability of simple events...
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Conditional Probability and Combinations

For Students 7th - 11th
Taking many of the concepts he has covered in the last few videos, including probability, combinations, and conditional probability, Sal uses the example of fair and unfair coins in a bag to show various probability problems. Students...
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Probability and Combinations (part 2)

For Students 7th - 11th
Sal's back to basketball in this video, which reinforces students' blossoming knowledge of permutations, combinations, and probability by way of free throws. Students who have agonized over a player's failure to shoot consistent free...
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Theoretical Probability Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If you keep rolling a die, you'll roll a five exactly one-sixth of the time—right? A probability lesson prompts young mathematicians to roll a die 100 times and use the data to calculate empirical probabilities. They then compare these...
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Probability Worksheets

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Flipping a coin and spinning a spinner helps learners reason through the probability of specific events happening in this first of four probability worksheets. Learners predict the outcome when a coin is flipped twenty times and record...
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Probability Homework

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Eight problems get seventh graders selecting the likelihood of certain real-world events occurring. They relate the probabilities in fraction, decimal, and percent form. No answer key is provided, so make sure to create one prior to...
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Understand Conditional Probability Using Scenarios

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Let's compare the difference between getting lung cancer and then the higher chance of getting lung cancer when you already are a smoker. The video discusses the idea of conditional probability and how a previous event will change the...
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The Probabilities of Problems: A Look at Genetic Inheritance

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Discuss an article about families affected by genetic disorders and their decisions about whether or not to evaluate their own genetic information. Investigate four different inherited disorders. Participate in a probability exercise....
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Introduction to Conditional Probability

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Here is a turnkey lesson that walks young statisticians through the development and uses of conditional probability. From dice games to surveys, Venn diagrams to frequency tables, the class learns how a given can effect the overall...
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Probability Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Roll the dice with this multimedia math lesson on probability. After first viewing a series of three short videos explaining probability, independent events, and dependent events, young mathematicians complete a set of practice...
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Calculating Probabilities for Chance Experiments with Equally Likely Outcomes

For Teachers 7th Standards
Calculate theoretical probabilities and compare them to experimental probabilities. Pupils build on their knowledge of experimental probabilities to determine theoretical probabilities. Participants work several problems with the...
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Probability

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
How likely is it to draw a blue marble? Pupils find the likelihood of events and connect that to the probability of the event. They find the probabilities of simple events and show their probabilities on a scale.
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Calculating Probabilities of Compound Events

For Teachers 7th Standards
Use tree diagrams with multiple branches to calculate the probabilities of compound events. Pupils use tree diagrams to find the sample space for probability problems and use them to determine the probability of compound events in the...
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Boy Girl Conditional Probability

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
The key to understanding conditional probability is understanding the context of the problem presented. The video presents two questions with a subtle difference between them, then teaches scholars to decipher the difference and...
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Odd or Even? The Addition and Complement Principles of Probability

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Odd or even—fifty-fifty chance? �Pupils first conduct an experiment rolling a pair of dice to generate data in a probability instructional activity. It goes on to introduce mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events, and how to...