Upper Elementary
Math

# Develop Interesting Activities for Teaching Probability

Teaching probability to students may be daunting. However, teachers will be delighted to receive hands-on content, lessons, and activities to make their lessons interesting and engaging. The following items will certainly enhance the teachers’ teaching skills and the capacity for students to grasp the concepts through games and hands-on activities.
A Collection By Suzzanne McLean
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Develop Interesting Activities for Teaching Probability
• Suzzanne McLean says:
This article outlines the reflections and the challenges that school teachers face when teaching probability. Based on the article it was said that the school stochastic - statistic and probability curriculum should be based on stochastic thinking and reasoning. It also highlights training teachers to teach probability. An important note is that teachers should work with experiments and investigations so that they use the same skills in their lessons. Teachers will appreciate the content.
• ## Calculating Probability

3:25 Minute Video
Suzzanne McLean says:
Probability may seem to be a topic that appears to be challenging when teaching. However, this video presentation makes it simple in its explanation of the different mathematical terms and illustrations used in teaching probability. Teachers will appreciate the delivery and may use this as part of their mathematical lesson.
• Suzzanne McLean says:
Probability is explained in its simplest terms on this site. It provides a link to another site for additional information for finding the probability of an event happening. Also, practical examples are given using dice, decks of cards and coins. Teachers may use these examples in their lessons.
• Suzzanne McLean says:
This site provides a lesson plan that focuses on what probability is, the different ways to express probability numerically, and worded problems. It also outlines a detailed procedure for the lesson plan. Teachers may use or tweak this lesson plan according to their students’ needs.
• Suzzanne McLean says:
There are techniques for teaching probability to kids. This site outlines the different ways in teaching probability terminology. Also, students are provided with experiments to investigate using spinners, dice, and other interesting games to motivate and engage the students’ learning skills. Teachers along with students will appreciate these activities.
• Suzzanne McLean says:
Many students are fascinated by playing card games. This is a great opportunity to introduce probability by playing probability card games. Teachers may place students in groups with a pack of cards. Each pack of cards should be twenty-four (24) cards and (6) six aces. Then, the teacher will ask each group what is the probability of drawing an ace? Teachers may use or tweak the game according to the needs of the students. The teacher and students will appreciate this game.
• ## Introduction to Probability by Ms. Marks and Snail

11:06 Minute Video