Adjustable Spinner
 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
 This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to explore
 the relationship between theoretical and experimental probabilities.

 Coin Tossing
 Use this online tool to explore probability.

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

 Stick or Switch?
 Investigate probabilities of sticking with a decision, or switching with
 this online tool.

 The Maths File Game Show
 Interactive game that involves numbers, algebra, measurement and  probability.


 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.


 What Are My Chances?
 Interactive activity that teaches you about probability.

 Chances Are
 What chance is there of rain today?

 Fish Tank
 Guess probability of catching fish in the tank.


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

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

 Percent Chance
 Find out what percent chance means.

 Billiard Break
 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.

 Tool for teaching experimental and theoretical probability.

 Probability 1
 This Revision Bite looks at using words and numbers to describe

 Two or More Events
 Explanation of probability related to two or more events.

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



 Uses of Numbers
 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
 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

 Counting Votes
 Explore one-to-one counting and the concept of votes by making a survey of
 favorite vegetables.

 Us and Them
 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
 Students investigate oranges to find out if oranges have the same number
 of slices. They also investigate the fractional part of an orange.


 Sticks and Stones
 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
 Children work in groups using colour spinners to make predictions
 regarding probability.

 Rescue Mission Game
 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
 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
 This lesson is an introduction to probability and the work of sampling
 without replacement.

 Finding Possibilities
 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
 This lesson introduces the idea of probability theory. Students will use
 everyday experiences and intuitive understanding to gain an understanding
 of probability.

 Multiplying Meanings
 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
 Through teacher guidance, students will experiment with objects to
 generate probable outcomes to consider probability.

 This unit of two lessons, from Illuminations, focuses on combinations, a
 subject related to the probability-and-statistics strand of mathematics.

 Food Court
 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
 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.

 In this three-lesson unit, from Illuminations, students gather, represent,
 and interpret data about pizza choices.

 Competing Coasters
 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
 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.

 In this investigation, students will analyze data collected by themselves
 and other students.


 Paper Pool
 Students will predict the pocket at which the ball will stop and how many
 hits will occur.

 Boxing Up
 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
 In this lesson, from Illuminations, students practice decision-making
 skills while playing a dice game called \"Skunk.\"

 Spin, Toss, and Roll
 Students will use hands-on experiments to find the probability that
 certain events will occur.

 Explorations with Chance
 In this lesson, students analyze the fairness of certain games by
 examining the probabilities of the outcomes.

 Birthday Paradox
 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?
 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
 In this lesson, students use a 10 10 grid as a model for solving various
 types of percent problems.

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

 Teacher Reference

 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
 Learn about the energy relationship between sleep, food and physical

 Surfing Activity Card
 Meet a surfing expert and find out about surfing.

 Energy: Potential and Kinetic
 This article uses the example of a skier to explain potential and kinetic

 Bundles of Energy: Muscular System
 Information about the muscular system.