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Engaging Probability Games and Activities

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 and activities with drawing of hand tossing dice in air

Probability Games for the Middle School or High School Classroom

I can’t imagine teaching probability in the middle school or high school math classroom without having students participating in various probability games. Check out this collection of fun and engaging probability games which will have your students embracing the excitement of chance and challenge as they explore the concepts of theoretical and experimental probability.

These probability games are easy to play, simple to explain, and use supplies you likely already having in your classroom such as linking cubes and dice.


blocko probability game with linking cubes (or snap cubes)

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

Probability Bingo Game with Two Wooden Dice

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

greedy pig dice game for practicing probability

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

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

left center right dice game for introducing probability

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

When it comes to teaching probability, hands-on activities are the secret ingredient to making math lessons memorable and impactful. In this section, we’ll delve into a variety of engaging probability activities that you can seamlessly integrate into your middle or high school math curriculum.

These probability activities use easy-to-find supplies such as linking cubes, hex nuts, rope, and cardstock.

Mystery Box Probability Activity

mystery box probability activity

Can your students use their knowledge of probability to determine the contents of the mystery box?

Hex Nut Probability Activity

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

cuboctahedron probability activity

Your students will enjoy building cuboctahedrons and using them to explore a fun probability question!

Marriage Probability Activity

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.