Students explore the mathematical probabilities involved in gambling and how these factors affect people's behavior. They work in pairs and conduct and experiment pertaining to blackjack. The class creates a graph showing the trends found.
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Skeeters Are Overrunning the World
Skeeters are used to model linear and exponential population growth in a wonderfully organized lesson plan including teachers' and young scholars' notes, an assignment, graphs, tables, and equations. Filled with constant deep-reaching...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
End-of-Module Assessment Task - Precalculus (Module 5)
Give your young scholars a chance to show what they've learned from the module. The last installment of a 21-part series is an end-of-module assessment task. It covers basic and conditional probabilities, expected value, and analyzing...
11th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Probability, Igba-ita (A Nigerian game)
In a creative cross-curricular activity, middle schoolers play a Nigerian game using cowrie shells. (You can use shell-shaped pasta if you do not have actual shells.) As they play, they keep a record of their scores, and then use the...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Now, what the heck is a NUMBER LINE again???
A unique approach to reviewing number lines and how to locate different values on them, this worksheet poses several questions that require written answers rather than calculations. You could use this as a note-taking guide when teaching...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The 2008 Financial Crisis
You may remember the 2008 financial crisis like it was yesterday, but the learners in your class were likely too young to understand what was going on at the time. Clarify a now-historic moment in United States economics with a Crash...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
EconMovies 1: Star Wars (Scarcity, Choices, and Exchange)
Scarcity, choices, and the fundamentals of economics... in Star Wars! Here is a highly entertaining and incredibly informative video that uses several clips from the Star Wars to explain how economists make assumptions. The video also...
7 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable