Basic Probability

What are the chances you are a math ace? Find out in this BrainPOP movie, in which Tim and Moby review the ins and outs of probability! You’ll learn all about what probability means, why we study it, and how to express a probability on paper. Using dice as an example, Tim will show you how to determine the number of possible outcomes in a random event. You’ll also learn how to use a grid to figure out probabilities in more complex situations. Probabilities aren’t just for predicting dice rolls - the principles you’ll learn are the basis for predictions in all kinds of complex systems, from the stock market to the weather! Odds are you’ll get a lot out of this movie!

Basic Probability Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about data, basic probability, and chance. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Basic Probability. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Basic Probability Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about data, basic probability, and chance. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Basic Probability topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »