Probability – Student Resources

Probability is an idea that enables us to make reason-based decisions about many aspects of our lives. From predicting heads-or-tails when flipping a coin or using poll results to determine a proposed law’s likelihood to be passed to looking at a weather forecast to see what clothing to lay out for the morning, we are relying on the probability that something will or will not happen. But predictions are not infallible.

In this activity, student pairs or trios learn about several common types of probability and then demonstrate what they have learned by creating a quick start guide (a flyer, pamphlet, video, or other format) that others can use to recognize four types of probability commonly encountered in the real world.

Probability Handout

  1. Download a copy of this file.
  2. Rename it using the format provided by your teacher and Save it.
  3. Close the Download window.
  4. Record your work in this file.

Example Online Resources

Here is a list of a few tools that might be helpful as you work through this activity.

  1. Online Dice and Coin Flip (Virtual manipulative)
  2. Virtual Spinner (Virtual manipulative
  3. Flipgrid (Screencast recorder)
  4. Google Slides (Web-based presentations)
  5. Thinglink (Virtual posters)