Probability Lesson Plan

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 probability problems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Integrate this lesson into an middle school math unit introducing probability 
  • After watching the videos on independent and dependent events, have students brainstorm in small groups different real-world situations that represent each type of probability
  • Assign the included worksheet as an in-class or homework exercise
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson is designed to prepare students for taking the GED, but can be used with middle school math students as well
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Resource includes a link to an interactive website, which allows students to extend their learning about probability
  • Answer keys are included for the practice exercises

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