Teaching Ratios and Probability
Pupils work together to develop ratios from a deck of cards. They put the cards into different combinations and discuss the ratio. Everyone calculates probability from one deck of cards.
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Probability, Igba-ita (A Nigerian game)
In a creative cross-curricular activity, middle schoolers play a Nigerian game using cowrie shells. (You can use shell-shaped pasta if you do not have actual shells.) As they play, they keep a record of their scores, and then use the...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Compare Experimental and Theoretical Probability to Interpret Data
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...
5 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Activity: An Experiment with Dice
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,...
3rd - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable