Basic Probability

When you predict, you use what you know to think about what might happen. In this movie, you’ll learn how to rely on clues and prior knowledge to make predictions and educated guesses. Probability is the chance or possibility that an event will happen. What is certain? What is possible? What is impossible? Find out what events are likely, unlikely, or equally likely to occur. See how you can use counters, marbles, coins, and spinners to learn about probability!

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 »
  • Dory Marcus

    Parents, even those whose children are just beginning their math exploration, often need strategies for supporting students at home. These lesson resources provide the vocabulary necessary for good “math talk,” at home as well as in the classroom, and the suggested activities facilitate those conversations. These are skills that can be applied and extended across content areas – using observation and context clues to make predictions about a story, or understanding current events based on interpretation of historical evidence.