Gold Coin Toss Probability Printable Activities for Kid

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Gold Coin Toss Probability Printable Activities

Coin tosses are so popular in making decisions. I mean the probability must be 50/50 if they use a toss at the Super Bowl, right? We love gold coin candy – both for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day and from our favorite bank, Gringotts. Using the candy to have some fun while learning about math seems like a really good idea for all ages of kids. To make it easier for y’all I threw together some pages that would work at home and at school. Use these free Gold Coin Toss Probability Printable Activities and have a ball.

Saint Patricks Day Gold Coin Math Activities

Saint Patrick’s Day Coin Toss Free Printable

There are two versions in this resource. One has a place for sharing written observations after experimenting with probability and predictions. It is probably better for kids in second grade and up. The other version just has the chart for tallying the results of the tosses. I would recommend that younger kids do a lower number of flips to start out and then maybe try the activity again after trying it out. Download it free.

This is a great time to teach about using tallies. This coin toss probability printable is perfect for kindergarten and first graders. Even if they can’t tally yet, they can draw Xs or circles then count them up.

Coin Toss Chart Free Printable

Did you know that tally marks are sometimes called hash marks. They are a unary numeral system. There is a big something to swallow for my non-math loving readers They are most useful in counting ongoing results. We use them a lot in our house for scoring when we play games.

Coin Toss Probability Printable With Fractions

This one is a lot of fun. It incorporates the use of four gold coins and adds the element of fractions. Math really can be so much fun when you add chocolate and gold in to the mix. Here are the directions for using this fun free probability worksheet.

  • Put four gold coins into a container (cup or mini black pot).
  • Shake and pour the coins on the table.
  • Mark on the chart how many were heads and how many were tails.
  • Choose a color for heads and a different one for tails. Use those colors to shade in the quadrants of the circle.
  • Do this five times to fill the chart.
  • Use the results to talk about probability, predictions, fractions and all the math things.

Coin Toss Probability Printable

Isn’t that such a fun coin toss probability printable? I added a second page with a graph to transfer the information and see which had the higher result, heads or tails. Graphing is such an important skill.  When kids focus on the relationship between the attributes (heads/tails) – it helps them better understand what the information represents. When the kids use graphs to investigate those relationships, they have opportunities to create meaning from the graphing exercise.

Coin Toss Probability Worksheet

Best Ways to Use Free Printables Like the Gold Coin Toss Probability Printable Activities

You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right?  There are so many great ways to use free printables.  Here are some of my favorites.

  • Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
  • Batch some up to make an activity book.  This is great for a road trip!
  • Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
  • Add them to goody bags.  By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
  • Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
  • Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
  • Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.

BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables

These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.

  1. Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm.  It even works with Alexa.  Bonus!
  2. Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
  3. Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me.  I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
  4. Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
  5. Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
  6. Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together.  This is my fave tape runner!

Gold Candy Coin Toss Probability Printable Activities

MORE Saint Patrick’s Day Printables With Math

This fun printable uses Lucky Charms to teach graphing. I thing it super fun too. Grab it in my TpT store.

Cheers and Love For Learning With Candy,
Laura

 

 

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