Use the Fundamental Counting Principle to Find the Total Number of Possible Combinations

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Once learners can represent sample spaces for compound events using methods such as organized lists, tables, and tree diagrams, the fundamental counting principle can be presented. The last video in the series reviews each method and then shows how the fundamental counting principle applies. The first two examples are easy for students to understand, but you may want to omit the problem about the five baseball players. This a factorial problem and not within the content of sixth grade math standards.

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Pros

  • A comprehensive lesson using the fundamental counting principle for a compound event
  • Reviews all methods in which sample spaces can be represented
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