Ch 5: Basic Probability & Data

About This Chapter

This chapter can help young learners study basic probability and data in preparation for a test or as a supplement to class lessons. Parents and teachers can use these lessons to help younger students go over vocabulary words, definitions, and problem-solving strategies related to data, tables, graphs and more.

Basic Probability & Data - Chapter Summary

This chapter has been designed to assist young students who are learning about basic probability and data. Our instructors use a step-by-step approach to teach students about the different areas of this mathematics topic. Students go over steps for data simplification, data interpretation, transforming data into visual formats, displaying survey question data, and using data to make decisions.

The lessons also demonstrate the various types of visual data formats. With the help of hypothetical information and sample data, instructors show students how information can be compiled into various formats. By the close of the chapter, students will be prepared to do the following:

  • Describe what probability is
  • Identify the steps for arranging and ordering events based on likelihood
  • Explain techniques for reading and understanding mathematics tables
  • Read and organize data on schedules and tables
  • Understand and use two-way tables and pictographs
  • Read bar graphs, tally charts, and line graphs

Each of our lessons includes a short, multiple-choice quiz that you can use to verify the progress of your students. The quiz questions may ask students about true statements or definitions, or students could be asked to solve sample problems. The quizzes can be taken online or printed out as worksheets.

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: Basic Probability & Data
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Probability Lesson for Kids: Examples & Definition

1. Probability Lesson for Kids: Examples & Definition

Have you ever been at a birthday party picking out candies from a mystery box? In this lesson, you will learn what probability is, important vocabulary and written probabilities in number form. That chocolate candy will be yours next time!

Ordering & Arranging Events on Likelihood: Lesson for Kids

2. Ordering & Arranging Events on Likelihood: Lesson for Kids

Think about the chances of snow on a warm summer day in July? You are probably thinking it's impossible! This is an example of the likelihood of an event occurring. Let's read on to learn about the probability of events relating to mathematics.

How to Read a Table: Lesson for Kids

3. How to Read a Table: Lesson for Kids

Understanding what a table is and how to use it can change the way you see the world! They are everywhere in our world - on food boxes, at sports events, on report cards. In this lesson, learn the components of a table and how to read one!

Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules

4. Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules

In math, when we have to deal with a lot of data, having a visual format to present all the data becomes very useful. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take advantage of two of these visual formats.

What is a Two-Way Table?

5. What is a Two-Way Table?

Do you believe in Martians? Do you watch football on television? A Two-Way Table or Contingency Table is a great way to show the results of all kinds of survey questions. In this video we will learn how to read a two-way table.

Reading & Interpreting Bar Graphs

6. Reading & Interpreting Bar Graphs

In this lesson, you will learn about the parts of a bar graph and what they mean. You will look at the title, labels, and bars of data, and then you can practice reading and interpreting a sample bar graph.

Practice with Pictographs

7. Practice with Pictographs

In this lesson, learn how to collect information, and then use pictures to show your data and make decisions. You'll also learn how to read a pictograph's key.

Reading & Interpreting Tally Charts

8. Reading & Interpreting Tally Charts

This lesson explains how to read and interpret tally charts. It provides real-world examples of tally charts and discusses how and why we use them to make life easier.

Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

9. Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

Watch this video lesson to find out how useful line graphs can be and how much information you can gain just from looking at one. Learn how you can apply that information in your own life to help you make better decisions.

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