Lesson Plan #: AELP-PRB0004 ** AUTHOR:** Shirley LeMoine , Garfield Re-2 School District, Rifle, Co.

** Date:** 1994

**Grade Level(s):**5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

** Subject(s):**

- Mathematics/Probability

** OVERVIEW:**

The theory of probability is an important branch of mathematics with many practical applications in the physical, medical, biological, and social sciences. An understanding of this theory is essential to understand weather reports, medical findings, political doings and the state lotteries. Students have many misconceptions about probability situations.

** PURPOSE:**

The purpose of this activity is to begin the process of helping students to learn the basic principles of probability.

** OBJECTIVES:**

As a result of this activity the student will:

** RESOURCES AND MATERIALS:**

- overhead grid
- overhead
- pencils
- paper

** ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:**

** TYING IT ALL TOGETHER:**

There will be 27 outcomes this time. 3 to the third power. 3*3*3=27

May 1994 These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops.