Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

#### Waiting Times

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Probability prevails in this assignment as youngsters determine the probability of finding a blue pen in a cereal box when they can come in blue, green, yellow, or red. Learners set up a simulation to determine the outcome of compound...
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Curated OER

#### Likely Outcomes

For Students 4th - 5th
A coin toss is a simple and fun way to help youngsters discovery probability. Preferably in partners, they first predict what would happen if they tossed two coins 48 times. How often would two heads show up? Two tails? How about one of...
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Curated OER

#### Chances Are

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Upper graders examine the concept of probability. They collect data and create a bar graph. They must interpret the data as well. Everyone engages in hands-on games and activities which lead them to predict possible outcomes for a...
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Curated OER

#### Data Analysis Using Technology

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Analyze data using technology. Middle schoolers design data investigations, describe data, and draw their own conclusions. Then they select the best type of graph, graph and interpret the data, and look for patterns in trends. They also...
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Curated OER

#### Galluping Away

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils use Gallop Poll results to explore causes and effects of the concerns of Americans in the past. They administer a similar poll and consider what Americans in their community view as the most pressing problems in the United States...
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Curated OER

#### 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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Curated OER

#### Back-To-School Shopping

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders estimate the prices of items to be bought for back to school. They use catalogs and/or advertisements to research the cost of each of the items. They use problem solving strategies and a spreadsheet template to determine...
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Curated OER

#### Data and Probability: What is the Best Snack?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this math/nutrition lesson, the nutritional value of 3 snack foods is recorded on a data chart and represented on a bar graph. Students analyze and compare information, construct data charts and related bar graphs, and draw...
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Curated OER

#### ISTEP + Grade 6 Item Sampler

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this cross-curricular sampler of worksheets, students determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words, describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and...
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

#### The Game of SKUNK

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Do I stand or do I sit? The class plays a dice game where they must decide to either continue to stand and play or sit down and keep their points. After the game, groups discuss individuals' strategies and see connections to the...
Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

#### Marbles

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Grab some marbles from a bag. The applet simulates drawing marbles from a bag. Pupils determine the number of four colors of marbles in a bag and how many marbles to draw. Using information on whether order matters in the draw and if...
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#### Mathematical Treasure Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The hunt is on! Young mathematiciansÂ follow clues andÂ complete a series of tenÂ math puzzles as they try to crack Dr. Integer's code and find the location of his hidden treasure.
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Curated OER

#### The Random Walk

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Deep mathematical thinking is found with just a coin and a number line. Combining computing some probabilities in a discrete situation, and theÂ interpretation of a function, this simple task gives learners a lot to think about on their...
Interactive
Scholastic

#### 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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Curated OER

#### Tetrahedral Dice

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Put those thinking hats on and look at all the possible outcomes from rolling two different four-sided dice. The challenge in this problem is finding all the combinations when adding and subtracting the numbers from each die and creating...
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#### Valentine Marbles

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
if you've ever had to guess how many items were in a jar, then this problem is for you! With a big jar full of red and white marbles, does picking a sample of 16 allow your learners to get a good estimate on the percentages of each...
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#### Take a Chance on Probability

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Connect ratios, probability, and combination outcomes with a challenging activity idea. It guides your learnersÂ through probability of an event as fractions or ratios, on a number line, and with correct vocabulary. The class will be...
Interactive
Scholastic

#### 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...
Interactive
Scholastic

#### Study Jams! Combinations

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
With so many combinations, this colorful video allows your learners to mathematically figure out how many options they have when purchasing t-shirts. One instructional activity teaches how to find out the combinations, and the second...
Interactive
Scholastic

#### Study Jams! Tree Diagrams

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
With so many toppings to chose from, make the ice cream truck combinations a fun math problem that teaches your learners about outcomes. The video introduces a tree diagram that allows your mathematicians to see how to create...
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#### Activity: An Experiment with Dice

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Roll the dice with this activity and teach young mathematicians about probability. Record outcomes for rolling two number cubes in order to determine what is most likely to happen. Graph the data and investigate patterns in the results,...
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Curated OER

#### Probability Crossword

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Make probability fun and test your learners' knowledge of math probability vocabulary. Print out this crossword puzzle and see if they know enough about outcomes and experiments to fill in the blanks. The answer key is attached in...
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Illustrative Mathematics

#### Tossing Cylinders

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Everyone loves a lesson that involves throwing things around! To understand probability, your experimenters will predict how different cylinder-shaped objects will land when tossed. When the data is collected, they will calculate the...
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Illustrative Mathematics