Picking a Painting

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How can you choose the best possible painting from a group? Scholars learn how to use high school level math and conditional probability concepts to select the best one when choices are presented in succession. But be careful — some restrictions prevent pupils from going back, so it's not as easy as it seems!

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use playing cards as a concrete introduction to the activity
  • After completing this activity, have classmates develop an activity that can be applied to their daily lives
Classroom Considerations

  • Proficiency in listing out sample spaces and calculating basic probability is necessary for the activity

  • Possible solutions for the worksheet are given
  • Teacher's guide contains possible extensions to consider using in the classroom

  • Contains a few grammatical/punctuation errors
Common Core