Lesson Plan

Roll the Die! All About Probability

Students will have fun as they explore the world of probability using dice in this introductory math lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will identify the probability of outcomes using a die.

Introduction

(15 minutes)
Roll the Die!Heads or Tails
  • 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.