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Looking for some fun ways to teach probability? Check out this collection of 9 engaging probability games and activities that are perfect for any unit on data analysis and probability.
Probability Games for the Middle School or High School Classroom
This Blocko Probability game is perfect for introducing the difference between experimental and theoretical probability to students.
I play the game with linking cubes with my students, but you could actually use any collection of small items.
Probability Bingo is not your typical bingo game!
Students fill their bingo boards based on the color combinations they think will appear the most. The winner is the person who fills out their entire bingo board first.
Greedy Pig Dice Game
I have been playing this greedy pig dice game with my students to practice probability since I learned it while student teaching!
All you need for this game is a set of dice!
Teaching Probability with Deal or No Deal
Students will enjoy calculating probabilities while playing through a game of Deal or No Deal!
Left Center Right Game
There is so much probability to explore with the Left Center Right Dice game. I love playing a few rounds of Left Center Right to kick off my probability units!
Probability Exploration Activities
Mystery Box Probability Activity
Can your students use their knowledge of probability to determine the contents of the mystery box?
Hex Nut Probability Activity
All you need for this fun and engaging hex nut probability activity are hex nuts, empty soda bottles, and a plastic ring.
Probability with Cuboctahedrons
Your students will enjoy building cuboctahedrons and using them to explore a fun probability question!
Marriage Probability Activity
My high school students really enjoyed exploring the probability behind an old fable regarding the likelihood of getting married in the next year.
More Resources for Teaching Probability
- Engaging Probability Games and Activities
- Left Center Right Dice Game
- Printable Venn Diagram Template
- Hex Nut Probability Activity
- Mystery Box Probability Activity
- Blocko Probability Game
- Free Printable Farkle Score Sheet (with Scoring Guidelines)
- Probability Bingo Game
- Russian Fable for Marriage Probability Activity
- Probability Activity with Cuboctahedrons
- Teaching Probability with Deal or No Deal
- Greedy Pig Dice Game for Practicing Probability
- Probability Game