This packet has everything you need to teach probability. Included are different activities to help students learn how to predict outcomes and understand the vocabulary (certain, likely, equally likely, unlikely, impossible).
Here's what's inside:
Pages 3-7: Probability Vocabulary Posters (impossible, unlikely, equally likely, likely, certain)
Page 8: Probability Vocabulary Notes
Pages 9-19: Probability Booklet
Pages 20-21: Probability of Events: Certain and Impossible Sort – Decide if events are certain or impossible
Pages 22-25: Probability of Events: Certain, Likely, Unlikely, and Impossible Sort – Decide if events are certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible (2 different versions)
Pages 26-27: Probability Foldable
Page 28: Probability of Events – I use this to help reinforce the words. I give each student a Q-tip and have them paint dots to represent each word. They could also draw marbles for each one.
Page 29: Heads or Tails? – Practice seeing how often events occur by flipping a coin
Pages 30-31: M&M Probability
Pages 32-33: Skittles Probability
Page 34: My Probability Spinner – Students decorate the spinner and fill out how likely you are to land on each decoration
Pages 35-38: Probability Jars – Look at shapes in jars and decide how likely you are to choose a certain shape (2 different versions)
Pages 39-42: Probability Spinners – Look at spinners and answer questions about the spinners (2 different versions)
Pages 43-46: Probability Word Problems (2 different versions)
Page 47: Probability Tables – Use tables to answer questions about probability
Pages 48-49: Probability Questions – Practice answering multiple choice probability questions
Page 50: Cookie Probability – Use a cookie jar to answer probability questions
Page 51: Gumball Probability – Use a gumball machine to answer probability questions
Pages 52-55: Gumball Probability Craft – Copy page 52 on colored paper OR have students color the gumball machine. If you copy page 52 on colored paper, use page 53 as the white part of the machine where the gumballs go. Give each student some gumballs (page 54) and have them color them and glue them onto the machine. Then, have them complete the statements about their gumball machine on page 55.
Pages 56-57: Probability Exit Tickets
Page 58: What is Something That’s Impossible? Writing Paper
Pages 59-62: Probability Task Cards