How Many Ways Can You Arrange a Deck of Cards?

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Entertain and grab your learners' attention with a short video clip that engagingly teaches the concept of a permutation and how a factorial is a wonderful shortcut for theoretical probability calculations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show this video clip to kick off a unit on calculating permutations in theoretical probability and include anagrams in your examples and practice problems
Classroom Considerations

  • Prepare a worksheet of practice problems that ask learners to distinguish when and how to calculate a permutation problem
Pros

  • Includes short assessment
  • Engaging, entertaining, short, and to-the-point
  • Includes additional reading on the history of factorials, and the connection of anagrams as the permutation of letters
Cons

  • None
Common Core