Illuminations: Combinations


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This 2-lesson unit focuses on combinations, a subject related to probability. Students develop strategies for discovering all the possible combinations in two given situations. They learn to collect and organize data and then use the results to generalize methods for determining possible combinations. They discuss how the number of possible outcomes is affected by decisions about the order of choices, or whether choices may be repeated. The unit includes student activity sheets, questions and extensions for students, and a link to an interactive applet. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 9

    Topics: Measurement, Tools, and Data Analysis, Behavior and Communication, Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability, Counting & Place Values, Professional Development, Inquiry & Problem Based Learning, Nature & Method of Science, Mathematics, Multiplication & Division, Science, Number Sense, Education, Child Development & Family Services, Life Sciences, Probability

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    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Interactives
    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers