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Rolling the Dice: Using Probability
The Make It Real Learning Sets, Probability, Statistics I workbook focuses on realworld situations that may be effectively analyzed using principles of probability and statistics. This book suits both middle and high school math classrooms.
From determining a winning strategy for a dice game to predicting the contents of a bag of fruit snacks, learners get to use mathematics in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. fruit snacks, Almond Joy, rolling the dice, El Pollo Loco, phone numbers), not just "realistic" data.
There are multiple ways to use the activities of the book in a teaching environment. The activities are an excellent tool for stimulating mathematical discussions in a small group setting. Due to the challenging nature of each activity, group members are motivated to brainstorm problem solving strategies together. The interesting real world contexts motivate them to want to solve the problems. The activities may also be used for individual projects and classwide discussions.
As a readyresource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely workedout solutions for each activity. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity.
The mathematical objectives of the activities fall within the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
The PDF for this book is enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, your student can fill it in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.
A review of Math Mammoth and Make It Real Learning Sets, Probability, Statistic by A Day in the Life blog
Activity Title  Mathematical Objectives 

Fruit Snacks: Using Mean, Median, and Mode 
Calculate the mean, median, and mode of a data set Interpret the practical meaning of mean, median, and mode 
Fruit Snacks: Using Probability  Determine the probability of an event 
Kinds of Candy Bars: Working with Sets 
Create a Venn diagram to represent a data set Find the intersection and union of a group of sets Find the complement of a set 
Menu Choices: Working with Combinations  Use combinations to count different outcomes 
Phone Numbers: Using Principles of Counting 
Use combinations and permutations to count possible outcomes Calculate percentages 
Picking Plates  Canada: Using Principles of Counting 
Use permutations to count possible outcomes Use principles of counting 
Picking Plates  United States: Using Permutations 
Use permutations to count possible outcomes Use principles of counting 
Playing Pig: Using Expected Value 
Calculate expected value Use numerical results to determine a game strategy 
Playing Soccer: Using Combinations and Probability 
Use combinations to count different outcomes Calculate theoretical probabilities 
Rolling the Dice: Using Probability 
Calculate the probability of an event Calculate conditional probabilities Use probabilities to develop game strategy 
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