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Lesson 3 - Making Predictions


To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Making Predictions, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.


Make predictions, carry out experiments, and compare probabilities.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 314-315


Instructions for Use

What are Your Chances lets students experiment and compare probabilities by increasing or decreasing the number of dice rolls to affect an outcome.

To use What are Your Chances, input the number of rolls of the dice in the text box. Click the 'Roll Dice!' button. A graph will detail how each of the dice rolled and the likelihood of rolling each number. Click on 'What's Up with Probability?' for an explanation on how probability works.


Roll the Dice lets students make predictions and experiment with probability.

To use Roll the Dice, choose the number of dice to roll and the number of times to roll them from the pull-down menus. Click the 'Roll!' button. A graph details the number of rolls and the number of times each sum of the dices was rolled.

Random Samples allows students to understand the steps for making predictions based on probability.

Have students read and follow the step-by-step questions.