Adjustable Spinner

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=79

Change the number of sectors and increase or decrease their size to create

any type of spinner. Then, conduct a probability experiment by spinning
the spinner many times.

Random Drawing Tool

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?id=67

This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to explore

the relationship between theoretical and experimental probabilities.

Coin Tossing

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_305_g_3_t_5.html

Use this online tool to explore probability.

Hamlet Happens

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_310_g_3_t_5.html

Verify that rare events happen by drawing letters from a box.

Stick or Switch?

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_117_g_3_t_5.html

Investigate probabilities of sticking with a decision, or switching with

this online tool.

The Maths File Game Show

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/index.shtml

Interactive game that involves numbers, algebra, measurement and
probability.

K-2

Fire

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/fire/Fire.aspx

This tool allows students to see the results of a fire if a forest is
densely planted in a rectangular grid. Students are able to choose a
starting place for the fire and enter the probability for which a tree

will burn.

3-4

What Are My Chances?

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/WhatAreMyChances/default.htm#page1

Interactive activity that teaches you about probability.

Chances Are

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/ChancesAre/default.htm

What chance is there of rain today?

Fish Tank

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/fish.html

Guess probability of catching fish in the tank.

5-6

Lions and Tigers

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/LionsTigers/default.htm

Can you help me answer a few questions I have about probability?

Probability

http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT668/EMAT6680.Folders/Dickerson/probability/titled.html

Explanation of the basics of events, outcomes and the probability of two

dependent events.

Percent Chance

http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/math.cfm?str=math&num=6&act=1

Find out what percent chance means.

Billiard Break

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/sci_update.cfm?DocID=132

The question here is about the science of pool and billiards, but it

really opens up to a larger issue: the problem of replicating an event

when there are too many variables that can\'t be controlled.

Spinner

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/spinner3/index.html

Tool for teaching experimental and theoretical probability.

Probability 1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths/handling_data/probability1_intro.shtml

This Revision Bite looks at using words and numbers to describe

probabilities.

Two or More Events

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/asguru/maths/12methods/06probability/33twoormore/principles.shtml

Explanation of probability related to two or more events.

Percent and Probability

http://www.mathleague.com/help/percent/percent.htm#whatisanevent

This site explains about events and possible outcomes of an event.

Lessons

K-2

Uses of Numbers

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U92

In the following lessons, students participate in activities in which they

focus on the uses of numbers. The activities involve data collection and

interpretation, and probability and statistics.

Amazing Attributes

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U29

This unit plan uses a variety of materials including electronic examples

from the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and other

Internet resources. Students collect data using objects, pictures, and

symbols.

Counting Votes

http://pbskids.org/arthur/parentsteachers/activities/acts/counting_votes.html

Explore one-to-one counting and the concept of votes by making a survey of

favorite vegetables.

Us and Them

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L113

In this lesson, students collect data, generate bar graphs, and compare

two data sets. They also consider whether a given category is likely,

certain, or impossible in each of the data sets.

Orange Slices

http://mathforum.org/paths/fractions/orange.slices.html

Students investigate oranges to find out if oranges have the same number

of slices. They also investigate the fractional part of an orange.

3-4

Sticks and Stones

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L585

In this Illuminations lesson, students play \"Sticks and Stones,\" a game

based on the Apache game \"Throw Sticks,\" which was played at

multi-nation celebrations. Students collect data and investigate the

likelihood of various moves.

Spin Away

http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/GloriaWilson5232002937

Children work in groups using colour spinners to make predictions

regarding probability.

Rescue Mission Game

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L296

In this lesson, students play a game to learn about the four forces of

flight: lift, drag, thrust, and gravity. Before playing the game, students

conduct a probability experiment with spinners and record their results in

tally tables and bar graphs.

Marble Mania

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=389

In this lesson, by flipping coins and pulling marbles out of a bag,

students begin to develop a basic understanding of probabilities, how they

are determined.

Tootsie Pop Pull - Probability

http://www.instructorweb.com/linkgo.asp?L=167&B=math.asp

This lesson is an introduction to probability and the work of sampling

without replacement.

Finding Possibilities

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L320

In this lesson, the multiplication model Cross Products of Sets is

introduced. While not commonly presented as a model for multiplication, it

will prove useful to children when they solve probability problems in

which they must determine all possible outcomes.

Fair or Unfair-Introduction to Probability

http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/BonnieBoaz2112003902

This lesson introduces the idea of probability theory. Students will use

everyday experiences and intuitive understanding to gain an understanding

of probability.

Multiplying Meanings

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U109

In this Unit Plan, students explore the many meanings of multiplication

(skip counting, repeated addition, sets, arrays, number lines, cross

products of sets, and balanced equations).

Exploring Probability

http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/JohnCleveland7242002279

Through teacher guidance, students will experiment with objects to

generate probable outcomes to consider probability.

Combinations

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U75

This unit of two lessons, from Illuminations, focuses on combinations, a

subject related to the probability-and-statistics strand of mathematics.

Food Court

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U149

Students conduct surveys and represent data in a variety of ways. They

also find and compare measures of center.

Survey of Hair and Eye Colors

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L230

In the following lesson, students participate in activities in which they

focus on the uses of numbers. The activities explore how students use

numbers in school and every day settings as a way for students and the

teacher to get to know each other at the beginning of the school year.

Pizza

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U87

In this three-lesson unit, from Illuminations, students gather, represent,

and interpret data about pizza choices.

Competing Coasters

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L241

In this lesson, from Illuminations, students look at attributes that vary

from roller coaster to roller coaster, attributes that make each scream

machine uniquely thrilling.

A Tale of Two Stories

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U102

The following activities are inspired by children\'s natural curiosity

about fantasy and fairy tales. Specifically, the investigations focus on

developing the process of classification, especially an awareness of

similarities and differences.

Uncertainty

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=107

In this investigation, students will analyze data collected by themselves

and other students.

5-6

Paper Pool

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U165

Students will predict the pocket at which the ball will stop and how many

hits will occur.

Boxing Up

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L448

In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the relationship

between theoretical and experimental probabilities. They use an

interactive \"box model\" that allows them to simulate standard

probability experiments.

The Game of SKUNK: Choice and Chance in Life

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L248

In this lesson, from Illuminations, students practice decision-making

skills while playing a dice game called \"Skunk.\"

Spin, Toss, and Roll

http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/CarolBaldwin5232002883

Students will use hands-on experiments to find the probability that

certain events will occur.

Explorations with Chance

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L290

In this lesson, students analyze the fairness of certain games by

examining the probabilities of the outcomes.

Birthday Paradox

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L299

This lesson plan presents an activity which demonstrates the birthday

paradox, using it as a springboard into a unit on probability.

Monty's Dilemma: Should You Stick or Switch?

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L377

This lesson, from Illuminations, presents a version of a classic game-show

scenario. You pick one of three doors in hopes of winning the prize.

Grid and Percent It

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L249

In this lesson, students use a 10 × 10 grid as a model for solving various

types of percent problems.

Polygons

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L277

In this activity, students identify and classify polygons according to

various attributes. Extensions to fundamental ideas about probability and

statistics are also included.

Baseball Stats

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=108

In this lesson, students will use baseball data available on the Internet
to develop an understanding of different ways in which data can be

analyzed.

Teacher Reference

Probability

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/probability.htm

Ideas for teaching about probability.

By Request: Types of energy used when playing sport - e.g. potential,

heat, kinetic. Activities to apply knowledge of different forms of energy

for upper primary students

Energy Equation

http://www.bam.gov/sub_yourbody/yourbody_energyequation.html

Learn about the energy relationship between sleep, food and physical

activity.

Surfing Activity Card

http://www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/activitycards_surfing.html

Meet a surfing expert and find out about surfing.

Energy: Potential and Kinetic

http://www.sciencemaster.com/jump/physical/energy.php

This article uses the example of a skier to explain potential and kinetic

energy.

Bundles of Energy: Muscular System

http://www.imcpl.org/kids/guides/health/muscularsystem.html

Information about the muscular system.