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
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.
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.
Students will enjoy calculating probabilities while playing through a game of Deal or No Deal!
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.
Can your students use their knowledge of probability to determine the contents of the mystery box?
All you need for this fun and engaging hex nut probability activity are hex nuts, empty soda bottles, and a plastic ring.
Your students will enjoy building cuboctahedrons and using them to explore a fun probability question!
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
- 3 Circle Venn Diagram Template
- 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