Teaching Probability - Episteme Resources

Teaching Probability - epiSTEMe resources

The resources in this feature were developed by the epiSTEMe project at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Education.

They are designed to support the use of classroom dialogue, build students’ ability to think as mathematicians, and support key conceptual advances in understanding probability. 

Supporting information for teachers and links to other epiSTEMe resources can be found here.

What Do You Know about Probability? (1) 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
What is special about dice?
How can we use dice to explore probability?

What do you know about Probability? (2) 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
What are the likelihoods of different events when you roll a dice?

Tools for Thinking about Probability 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Can you design your own probability scale?
How do you describe the different parts?

A Brief History of Probability 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Can you help d'Alembert discover the probabilty of at least one head in two coin flips?

Chance Combinations 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Can you design a bingo board that gives you the best chance of winning?