Ch 1: Probability & Statistics Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Make planning your probability and statistics lessons easy by utilizing this chapter's teacher resources. Use helpful lesson plans to develop your syllabus, and access accompanying lessons to enrich your class instruction.

Probability & Statistics Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This chapter can ensure you're prepared to teach quality lessons covering probability and statistics. Lesson plans offer access to learning objectives, discussion topics and other lesson planning tools. Accompanying lessons are included to enhance your syllabus and class discussions. Some topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Probability of complementary and other events
  • Steps for calculating median, mean, range and mode
  • How to calculate standard deviation
  • Additional probability and statistics topics

Cut down your research time by accessing probability and statistics resources in one location. Also, benefit from fun lessons you can share with your students to increase their understanding of the subject area.

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  • Learning objectives: Shares goals your students should achieve after completing lessons you developed using this chapter's lesson plans
  • Lesson instructions: Provides detailed lesson instructions you can easily include in your lesson plan
  • Class activities: Makes learning fun with class activities designed to reinforce lesson concepts and increase student engagement

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning probability and statistics lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific probability and statistics topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your math class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related standard deviation, mean, and probability lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important probability and statistics concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant probability and statistics-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

36 Lessons in Chapter 1: Probability & Statistics Lesson Plans
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Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

1. Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events

Simple, compound, and complementary events are different types of probabilities. Each of these probabilities are calculated in a slightly different fashion. In this lesson, we will look at some real world examples of these different forms of probability.

Mean, Median & Mode Lesson Plan

2. Mean, Median & Mode Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to statistics by collecting data and calculating the mean, median, mode, and range. Finish the lesson with some individual student practice problems.

How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

3. How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

Measures of central tendency can provide valuable information about a set of data. In this lesson, explore how to calculate the mean, median, mode and range of any given data set.

Standard Deviation Lesson Plan

4. Standard Deviation Lesson Plan

Do your students know how to calculate standard deviation? A video lesson walks them through key steps while an activity allows for guided practice. Take advantage of our suggestions for extensions and related lessons for continuing instruction.

Calculating the Standard Deviation

5. Calculating the Standard Deviation

In this lesson, we will examine the meaning and process of calculating the standard deviation of a data set. Standard deviation can help to determine if the data set is a normal distribution.

Statistics Projects for High School Students

6. Statistics Projects for High School Students

Statistics is a lot more fun when students are actively involved in collecting and analyzing data that is interesting to them. Statistics projects can be a good way of doing this. Try these ideas for statistics projects in your classroom.

Central Limit Theorem Activities

7. Central Limit Theorem Activities

Understanding the central limit theorem is key to understanding how probability works. This lesson offers activities that will help your students make sense of the theorem and its importance within probability theory.

Compound Probability Lesson Plan

8. Compound Probability Lesson Plan

Probability can be a confusing topic for many students. This lesson plan uses a short text lesson, pair work, and a hands-on activity to illustrate and prove the concept of compound probability.

Compound Probability: Definition & Examples

9. Compound Probability: Definition & Examples

What is compound probability? How is it calculated? When is it appropriate to use this technique? The answers to these and other related questions await you in the following lesson.

Standard Deviation Activities & Games

10. Standard Deviation Activities & Games

Statistics and fun? Your students may be wondering how standard deviation can be fun. Use this lesson to find engaging activities and games to help your students learn more and prove how standard deviation can be enjoyable!

Normal Distribution Activities & Games

11. Normal Distribution Activities & Games

The following normal distribution activities and games will bring this difficult math concept to life. Students will enjoy completing two activities and playing a game to enhance their comprehension.

Probability Activities & Games for Kids

12. Probability Activities & Games for Kids

These hands-on activities allow students to explore probability with jelly beans, dice, spinners, and other objects. Students will learn how to identify possible outcomes and express probability using words and numbers.

Probability Activities & Games

13. Probability Activities & Games

Learning about probability can be challenging for students, but it is important for them to master concepts as a foundation for advanced math learning. These probability games and activities will help your students learn in a fun and engaging way.

Compound Event Probability Activities

14. Compound Event Probability Activities

Once students have mastered the concept of finding the probability of a singular event, challenge them to find the probability of compound events. Use these activities to help students understand compound event probability.

Conditional & Dependent Probability Activities

15. Conditional & Dependent Probability Activities

What exactly is the difference between conditional and dependent probability? In this lesson, your students will learn about each type of probability and practice figuring each one out.

Standard Deviation Lesson Plan for Elementary School

16. Standard Deviation Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson, the students will be introduced to the term 'standard deviation'. The students will learn how standard deviation relates to the average, what a big or small standard deviation means, and for what the measurement is used.

Standard Deviation: Lesson for Kids

17. Standard Deviation: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll talk about standard deviation, a measure in statistics. Find out how the standard deviation is used and what it tells us about a group of numbers.

Descriptive Statistics Lesson Plan

18. Descriptive Statistics Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, teachers will find a guide to presenting measures of central tendency. Students will practice calculating these measures as well as discuss their strengths and weaknesses.

Joint, Marginal & Conditional Frequencies Lesson Plan

19. Joint, Marginal & Conditional Frequencies Lesson Plan

Teach your students about joint, marginal, and conditional frequencies and how they are used with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson, be guided with examples, practice in fun ways, and then take a quiz.

Mean, Median & Mode for Assessment Lesson Plan

20. Mean, Median & Mode for Assessment Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn how mean, median, and mode can be used to evaluate student learning. They will practice presenting their own lessons and evaluate the comprehension of their peers using statistics.

Statistics Activities for High School Algebra

21. Statistics Activities for High School Algebra

High school students can strengthen their knowledge of statistics using real-life applications and activities. These activities here can help to support their knowledge of central tendency and statistics vocabulary.

Probability Activities for High School

22. Probability Activities for High School

As a high school math teacher, you probably only have a limited amount of curricular time to devote to statistics and probability. This lesson provides some activities that will help you make the most of your time.

Calculating Permutations Lesson Plan

23. Calculating Permutations Lesson Plan

Educate your students on how to calculate a permutation with this helpful lesson plan. They will watch a video lesson about permutations, participate in a hands on activity, and take an accompanying quiz on permutations to reinforce concepts.

Math Combinations Lesson Plan

24. Math Combinations Lesson Plan

Consider using this lesson as students learn how to determine the possible combinations of different scenarios. Students pretend to be buyers for a department store and rotate through centers to calculate the combinations of items they could buy.

Constructing Proportions to Solve Real World Problems Lesson Plan

25. Constructing Proportions to Solve Real World Problems Lesson Plan

While students study probability and statistics, consider using this lesson to help students learn how to use proportions to solve real-world problems. A hands-on activity involving candy and word problem centers are included in this lesson.

Probability Lesson Plan

26. Probability Lesson Plan

Add some spark to your instruction on probability with the help of a video lesson and a tasty in-class activity. To take instruction further, consider using our suggestions for supplementary activities and related lessons.

Sets & Venn Diagrams Lesson Plan

27. Sets & Venn Diagrams Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to explore the concepts of sets, Venn diagrams and probability. They will apply their knowledge by organizing and analyzing a collection of data.

AP Statistics Project Ideas

28. AP Statistics Project Ideas

Use these project ideas in your AP Statistics class to allow students to deepen and demonstrate their learning from your course. These projects will help students research, formulate, and present their learning in more in depth ways.

Experimental Probability Lesson Plan

29. Experimental Probability Lesson Plan

Teachers present this lesson to explore experimental probability. Students will watch a video, answer discussion questions, calculate probabilities and take a quiz. Then they will play a game to confirm their understanding of experimental probability.

Statistics Project Ideas for Middle School

30. Statistics Project Ideas for Middle School

Statistics is the mathematics of data collection and analysis that is used to understand events and predict future occurrences. This asset contains middle school projects about statistics.

Probability Project Ideas for High School

31. Probability Project Ideas for High School

These probability projects will help you guide your students through research, application, and presentation. Each one asks students to research and apply a probability concept to unique scenarios and present their conclusions to the class.

Golden Ratio Project Ideas

32. Golden Ratio Project Ideas

Help your middle school students better grasp the golden ratio and Fibonacci numbers with this helpful series of project ideas. They will cooperate to complete hands-on projects that will complement book learning.

Probability Game Project Ideas

33. Probability Game Project Ideas

Probability is a statistical measurement of the likelihood of an event. This asset contains ideas for probability games that can be incorporated into a final project at the conclusion of a learning segment about probability.

Linear Regression Project Ideas

34. Linear Regression Project Ideas

Linear regression is an important method to learn in any statistics class. These project ideas can help your students explore linear regression in ways that will incorporate their interests.

Probability in Carnival Games Project Ideas

35. Probability in Carnival Games Project Ideas

Carnivals rely on probability to make sure the cost of prizes does not exceed the cost of tickets. This asset provides ideas for measuring student knowledge about probability through carnival games.

Quantitative Statistics Project Ideas

36. Quantitative Statistics Project Ideas

Quantitative statistics measures data using numbers rather than attributes. The following projects support the review of quantitative statistics in the classroom.

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