The Grade 3: Probability Activity Packet
is designed to meet the expectations outlined in the Ontario Mathematics curriculum in terms of probability. This packet reviews with students what some terms are to describe the likelihood of an event occurring, and has students complete various experiments and activities that help them to identify and determine whether a game is fair or not. A fair game is one where each of the possible outcomes has an equally likely chance of occurring. This packet includes experiments and activities that are both fair and unfair.
This packet is divided into 4 sections. The sections found in this packet are as follows:
Section 1: Templates
This section contains spinner templates that can be used for whole class discussions/for lesson introductions. The spinner templates found in this section contain various colour words and range from being a fair spinner to an unfair spinner. There are also questions that help to prompt student thinking about the given spinner written on each page following a spinner and can be printed on the back of the spinner.
Section 2: Lessons and Activities
This section contains 7 lessons and the relevant activity worksheets that go along with each lesson. The games and experiments included in this packet require minimal resources (e.g., paperclips, dice and coins). Each lesson includes a lesson introduction, a core learning activity and a lesson consolidation.
Section 3: Additional Activities
This section contains several additional activities that can be used to further prompt student thinking about probability and predicting the possible outcomes of a given experiment or game. These worksheets include a “prediction” section, a section to record the results of the experiment/game and a section entitled “time to think” where students compare the results of the experiment to their predictions.
Section 4: Answer Keys
This section contains the answer keys for any relevant activity worksheets. You will note that there are no answer keys for the experiment activities as the answers will depend on students’ responses and the outcome of their experiments.
Please be sure to take a look at the preview to see a few sample pages from this activity packet. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Looking for Probability activity packets for other grades?
Grade 1 Probability Activity PacketGrade 2 Probability Activity Packet