# Lesson Ideas

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Basic Probability

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!

## Probability and Data Analysis Lesson Plan: What Are the Chances?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students review probability and data analysis skills learned throughout a unit of study. Students then create a paper-based or digital activity that challenges classmates to apply data analysis, graphing, and/or probability skills to fictitious or real-world situations. See more »

## Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »