Counting Rules—The Fundamental Counting Principle and Permutations

Count the benefits of using the resource. The second installment of a 21-part module focuses on the fundamental counting principle to determine the number of outcomes in a sample space. It formalizes concepts of permutations and factorials and provides practice problems to solve using these concepts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the problem set as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have facility with expressing sample spaces using organized lists and tree diagrams
  • Teacher resource shows how to use a TI-84 graphing calculator for permutations and factorials; be sure pupils can find these on their own calculators
Pros

  • Has pacing guide for smooth transitions between lesson components
  • Indicates where to look for mathematical practices throughout the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core