# Teacher Resources - Level 5 Resources

What Are Your Chances?

Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies
This site contains interactive lessons in which students can practice their probability skills. The lessons contain examples, summaries diagrams and activities for students to do in order to better understand probability.

Dr. Susan Holmes website at Stanford
This site contains an applet which allows students to build probability trees and discover the probabilities of a certain event in the tree occurring.

Shodor Educational Foundation - website 1
This Java applet allows students to create their own spinners by deciding how much of the spinner each of the colors can occupy. The students can then continuously spin the spinner while the program keeps track of how many times it lands on each of the colors. The students can also roll two number cubes while the program records the sum of the two number cubes for each roll. The site allows students to gather data quickly in order to find experimental probabilities.

Shodor Educational Foundation - website 2
This site contains many interactive applets for the students to use to develop their understanding of theoretical versus experimental probability.

Jonker, V., van Galen, F. Boswinkel, N., Wijers, M., Simon, A.N.,
Burrill, G., & Middleton, J.A. (2003). Take a chance. In National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education and Freudenthal Institute (Eds.). Mathematics in context: A connected curriculum for grades 5-8. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.

Burns, M. (2000). About teaching mathematics: A K-8 resource,
2nd ed. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions Publications.

Chapin, S., Koziol, A., MacPherson, J., & Rezba, C. (2003).
Navigating through data analysis and probability in grades 3-5.
Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Lappan, G., Fey, J., Fitzgerald, W., Friel, S., & Phillips, E. (1998).
How likely is it? Menlo Park, CA: Dale Seymour Publications.

Aspinwall, L. & Shaw, K. (2000). Enriching students’ mathematical intuitions with probability games and tree diagrams. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 6, 214-20.

Freda, A. (1998). Roll the dice – an introduction to probability. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 4, 85-89.

Lamphere, P. (1995). Investigations: Fair or unfair – that is the question! Teaching Children Mathematics, 1, 500-04.

Masse, L. (2001). The possibility of perfection. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 6, 501-06.

Aspinwall, L. & Shaw, K. (2000). Enriching students’ mathematical intuitions with probability games and tree diagrams. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 6, 214-20.

Freda, A. (1998). Roll the dice – an introduction to probability. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 4, 85-89.

Lamphere, P. (1995). Investigations: Fair or unfair – that is the question! Teaching Children Mathematics, 1, 500-04.

Masse, L. (2001). The possibility of perfection. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 6, 501-06.

Norton, R. (2001). Determining probability by examining underlying structure. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 7, 78-82.

Uslick, J. & Barr, S. (2001). Children play mathematics at camp invention. Teaching Children Mathematics, 7, 392-94.

Van Zoest, L. & Walker, R. (1997). Racing to understand probability. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 3, 162-70.

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