Statistics & Probability (4-6)

Statistics and Probability

  1. American Statistical Association – – Dedicated to and involved in enhancing statistics education at all levels, including providing resources for K–12 teachers and teacher educators. Here, you will find information about classroom resources, publications in statistics education, guidelines, reports, workshops, webinars for teachers and student competitions.
    • STatistics Education Web (STEW) – An online resource that provides peer-reviewed lesson plans for K–12 math, science, and social studies teachers.
    • Census at School – An international classroom project that engages students in grades 4–12 in statistical problem solving. Students complete a brief online survey, analyze their class census results and compare their class with random samples of students in the US and other countries.
    • What’s Going On in This Graph? – Grades 7–12 students in math, science, English, and social studies answer questions about timely graphs in which they can see themselves. Might be suitable for advanced grade 6 classrooms.
    • Levels of Conceptual Understanding in Statistics (LOCUS) – Assessments measure statistical understanding at two levels: Beginning/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced. The intent of assessments is to provide educators and researchers with a valid and reliable assessment of conceptual understanding in statistics.
    • This is Statistics – An informative and engaging website that attempts to alter preconceived ideas of statistics and broaden thinking around this area of mathematics.
    • The World of StatisticsProvides links to resources available around the world.
  2. BetterLesson – Lesson ideas in the Math section with the subheadings specified below.
  3. CODAP – An easy­-to-­use data analysis environment designed for grades 5 and up. It can be used across the curriculum to help students summarize, visualize, and interpret data, advancing their skills to use data as evidence to support a claim.
  4. Education Fun Club – – A strong belief in importance of education as essential key for the progress of nations as well as leading our kids to better future. Events, programs and audio-visual attractions that deliver an educational content.
    • Grade 4 Statistics
    • Grade 5 Statistics
    • Grade 6 Statistics
  5. Galileo Educational Network – A list of elementary school classroom resources for statistics and probability. The list is very short for grade 4-6 students:
    • Markov Process – This investigation can be entered into by children as young as 6 and is engaging for people who like to think about mathematical probability and dynamical systems.
    • Provincial Showdown – Your team is charged with creating a presentation to persuade potential investors that a favourable business environment exists. What area of Canada would you represent?
  6. Gizmos – Find the perfect Gizmo to get your students ready for success. Manage your classes and assess your grade 3-12 students in one place. Make planning easy with customizable, expert lesson materials. There are free gizmos available but access to the full library needs a subscription.
  7. Graphing Stories – – A collection of short videos designed to promote critical thinking and synthesizing of information in order to translate it into data analysis using the provided handouts for each video.
  8. – Use these Smart Board games, activities and lessons to learn about Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability. Note: Lots of ads to deal with on the page.
  9. Khan Academy – The most fundamental branch of math is having a clear idea on number sense and numeration. This section consists of units dealing with data analysis, probability and statistics. 
    • No specified unit for grade 4 or 5
  10. MathFROG – A website of mathematics fun resources and online games for grades 4, 5, and 6 students, teachers and parents in all the math strands.
  11. Mathsframe – Interactive maths games and worksheets to help teach statistics for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Free items can be found in this section.
  12. Math Worksheets 4 Kids – Introduces the elementary math concepts with sets of number measurement and geometry worksheets featuring topics like time, calendar, money, 2D or 3D shapes and more. 
  13. National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics – The materials below are specifically for teachers dealing with data analysis, statistics and probability.
    • Key Stage 2 (Gr. 4-6):
      • Year 4 Statistics: Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs. Solve problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.
      • Year 5 Statistics: Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph. Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.
      • Year 6 Statistics: Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems. Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.
  14. NRICH – – Curriculum-linked resources to develop mathematical reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  15. Ontario Junior Math Resources – Resources, assessments and activities specifically in measurement and geometry/spatial sense for grades 4-6 students.
  16. PBS Learning Media – Using interactives, videos and lesson plans, K-8 students can review the calculation of area, find the area of combined shapes and can be assessed on their understanding using Khan Academy. Similar units can be created on topics such as lines and angles, probability models, and the multiplication and division of fractions. Make sure to use the filter to isolate the right grade.
  17. Pink Monkey – Statistics chapters include lessons, quizzes, and more. The website’s simple design and easy-to-navigate chapters make it easy to interact with.
  18. Project Maths – Provides professional development support to post-primary teachers of Mathematics across the country. Aiming to provide high quality professional development and support to teachers and schools in providing the best possible Mathematics education for all students.
  19. Super Teacher Worksheets Various types of data analysis, graphing, statistics and probability resources. The limited amount of “free” worksheets on this subject are listed below:
  20. Texas Instruments – Browse and download activities designed for the complete line of Texas Instruments (TI) graphing calculators. Here are the search results from the activities directory for K-5 students:
  21. The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing – With CEMC Digital, students and teachers can discover new ideas and dive deep into problem solving. The online resources are developed by expert CEMC educators and provide enrichment opportunities to students from Grades 4 to 12 with a mix of online games, video lessons, exercises and challenge problems.
    • MathFROG (outlined more in-depth in list above)
    • Emmy Noether Circles – Each Circle is a set of six problems, plus hints, suggestions, and solutions. The problems can be used individually, or as a set, as time permits. Circles are available in the charts below both as complete sets and divided into problems identified by curriculum strand.
    • Problem of the Week – Designed to provide students with an ongoing opportunity to solve mathematical problems. Each week, problems from various areas of mathematics will be posted and e-mailed to teachers for use with their students from grades 3 and up.
    • Math Circles – A free weekly enrichment activity for grade 6 to 12 students organized by the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Waterloo. Math Circles materials, including presentation outlines, practice problems, and solutions, will be posted weekly. Registration for Fall 2021 Math Circles will take place online, beginning on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
  22. The Math Learning Center – The apps are based on visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. They are available in two or more versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad).
  23. Tuva Labs – Catalyzing data literacy education and empowering educators to bring authentic, real-world learning into math and science instruction. The free option allows teachers to access 10 Free instructional lessons, 5 dataset uploads and basic student accounts.
  24. Virtual Nerd – Developed as a supplemental learning resource for teachers and students with over 1,500 video lessons focusing on middle school and high school mathematics – especially for probability and statistics.
  25. WorksheetWorks – A collection of worksheet generators that provide various quick and easy worksheets when something is needed for K-6 students in a pinch.
    • Probability Word problems in the areas of counting principle, theoretical probability, compound events, computations and permutations.
  26. Yummy Math – Providing students and teachers with real-world math activities. When math is explored in contexts that are familiar and of interest to students, they will be more engaged to do math, reason, think critically, question and communicate.

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