Mathematical Thinking: Crash Course Statistics #2

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What is the probability that someone will draw the same lottery numbers two times in a row? Very small, but it can—and has—happened! Statisticians often work with very large or small numbers. The second lesson in a statistics playlist helps learners develop the number sense required when working with these extreme numbers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to make calculations such as how many milliliters in a swimming pool or how many seconds in a year to give them a concrete reference for large numbers
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils to have a basic understanding of scientific notation
Pros

  • Examples and animations add clarity to the concepts
  • Provides content in both verbal and written format to emphasize important concepts
Cons

  • None