Lesson Plan:

# Roll the Die! All About Probability

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July 31, 2015

## Learning Objectives

Students will identify the probability of outcomes using a die.

## Lesson

### Introduction (15 minutes)

• Explain to students that they will be learning about a statistic called probability.
• Write the word "Probability" and the definition, the likelihood that something will happen, on the board.
• Hold up a die and ask the students how many numbers are on the die.
• Roll the die a few times and record the numbers rolled on the board.
• Lead a conversation with the students to discuss the probability of how likely it is to roll a number until students realize the probability of rolling any number on a die is 1/6.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

• Display the Roll the Die! worksheet for the class to see.
• Hand out the Roll the Die! worksheets to your class and read the directions.
• Hand out the dice.
• Model to the students how to properly roll the die so that it stays on their desks and explain any other expectations you have for their handling of dice.
• Model to the students how to record the tally marks on their sheet by rolling the die and tallying the marks on the display.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20 minutes)

• Instruct the students to complete the table on the Roll the Die! worsheet.
• Walk the room and monitor students and assist as needed.
• Once students have finished rolling, ask for volunteers to share the amount of times they rolled the die for each number and their total number of rolls.
• Show students how to convert their number of rolls for each number and the total number of rolls into a fraction.
• Instruct students to complete the Roll the Die! worksheet.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Hand out the Heads or Tails worksheet for the students to independently complete.
• Walk around the room to assist students as necessary.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Challenge advanced students to create a graph of the Roll the Die! table on a separate piece of graph paper.
• Support: Allow students who need support to work in pairs or in a group during independent work time.

## Review

### Assessment

• Use the completed Roll the Die! and Heads or Tails worksheets as an informal assessment.

### Review and Closing (10 minutes)

• Display the Heads or Tails worksheet and go through the worksheet together with the class or have students volunteer answers after independent work time.