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# Make It Real Learning Sets, Probability, Statistics I workbook

46 pages
(10 activities)

Free Sample (PDF):
Rolling the Dice: Using Probability

# Introduction

The Make It Real Learning Sets, Probability, Statistics I workbook focuses on real-world 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 class-wide discussions.

As a ready-resource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely worked-out 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.

## Sets, Probability, Statistics I Activity List

Activity TitleMathematical 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
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
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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