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4th Grade Probability

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Determine a simple probability. (0406.5.6)


Links verified on 11/24/2011


  1. Card Sharks - use your knowledge of probability to predict if the next card will be higher or lower This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. The Cereal Box Problem - How many boxes of cereal would you expect to have to buy, to get all six prizes?
  3. Chances - interactive page at NCES Kid's Zone allows students to see the result of rolling a pair of dice several times This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Coco the Parrot - Probability - Answer questions about the probability of simple and independent events. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Coin Flip - this coin flipper builds a column graph one flip at time - let your students see the progression as data is generated and collected This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Coin Flipping Page - posted by Ken White This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Coin Flipping Example - [2:14] video lesson; find the probability of getting exactly two heads when flipping three coins A video is available through this link
  8. Coin Toss - toss enough coins to make a prediction about probability (maximum number of tosses 1000, but you can keep tossing to get a larger data set) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Data Picking - students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Dice Probability - Help Cassie and Maria figure the probability of Cassie getting a 5 both ways.
  11. Experimental Probability - This activity allows the user to experiment with various random number generator models such as spinners and number cubes and tally results. A lesson plan can be found at this site This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Fish Tank - Pythagoras takes a dive in his fish tank. Can you work out the probability of him catching a red fish? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages - [Skillwise factsheet] How to write probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages, and how to convert from one to another. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. Guessing Game - Guess the number (from 1 to 100) that the computer has generated This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. How Certain? - [Skillwise factsheet] How mathematics can give a probability or likelihood answer to events that are not certain in a mathematical way. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  16. Index of Probability Videos - some of these Khan Academy videos may be too advanced for Grade 4 students A video is available through this link
  17. Interpreting a Data Chart - students practice by answering questions about what can be found in a grid chart This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Introduction to Probability - Interactive lesson plan with exercises as follow up to the discussion.This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Investigate Weather Forecasts - [Skillwise worksheet] The investigate weather forecasts experiment looks at how to work out the probability of the weather forecast being right. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  20. Let's Make A Deal - Stick or Switch your choice of doors. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  21. M & M Probability Game - this lesson plan includes links to .pdf worksheet and game markers A lesson plan can be found at this site
  22. Marbles - This activity allows the user to emulate pulling marbles out of a bag under various conditions. A lesson plan can be found at this site This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  23. One-Minute Video on Probability - [Skillwise video] Why learn about probability? A video is available through this link
  24. Ordering Chances - [Skillwise worksheet] The ordering chances task helps you to decide the probability of events happening and place them onto a probability scale. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  25. Pack of Cards - [Skillwise worksheet] Questions to test your ability to work out the probability of picking specific cards from a pack of playing cards. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  26. Practice with Data - answer questions pertaining to collecting and organizing data [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  27. Probability - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  28. Probability Central - a ThinkQuest entry prepared by students for students
  29. Probability Fair - choose the probability that has the best chance in this interactive game from Mr. Nussbaum This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  30. Probability Games - links to five games This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  31. Probability Lesson Plan -Discover, explore and tabulate a table of the number of times a specific event can occur. In this activity, students consider the results of two types of events.
  32. Probability of Dependent Events - [2:23] video lesson A video is available through this link
  33. Probability of Dependent Events 2 - [10:51] video lesson with worked out examples A video is available through this link
  34. Probability of More Complex Outcomes - [6:17] video lesson; find the probability of rolling doubles on two six-sided dice A video is available through this link
  35. Probability Quiz - [Skillwise quiz] Entry 3 quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  36. Probability Quiz - [Skillwise quiz] Level 1 quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  37. Probability Scale - [Skillwise worksheet] A probability scale task for you to decide where specific events should be placed on the probability scale. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  38. The Probability Scale - [Skillwise factsheet] How to add likely and unlikely events to a probability scale. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  39. Probability Worksheets - Worksheets with answer keys provided
  40. Putting a Number to Chance - [Skillwise worksheet] The putting a number to chance task looks at the best ways to work out the probability of a particular event, for instance the chance of not being burgled by using statistics. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  41. Simple Probability - [2:56] video lesson; find the probability of pulling a yellow marble from a bag A video is available through this link
  42. Spinner - This activity allows the user to explore experimental and theoretical probabilities by adding and removing sections of a circle. Comments to the Instructor are included. A lesson plan can be found at this site This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  43. Starfish Probability - interactive game - state the probability of picking up a starfish of the specified color This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  44. Two Colors - This activity allows the user to simulate pulling red and green balls out of boxes, in order to understand the concept of conditional probability. A lesson plan can be found at this site This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  45. What is Probability? - [Skillwise factsheet] Explains what probability means, and looks at how the probability scale works This link includes something for the teacher to print
  46. Working Out the Probability: Rolling a Dice - [Skillwise factsheet] How to work out the probability of getting a number at the roll of a dice. This link includes something for the teacher to print



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