“Residents”? do you work at a boarding school?

]]>Right now we’re just doing the basics of probability, so I’ve done a bunch of two way tables and venn diagrams (and although I’m bored I actually don’t think my students are at all) which seems to be working.

We just started on conditional probability and I have some fun activities like using fun size bags of skittles & m&ms to find conditional probability. But I’m not using them, I’m doing more problems. I’m still pretty uneasy about this approach, but its worth a try since fun-activities-and-discussion got us nowhere last year.

]]>I have a couple questions…1 what standards are you teaching (CCSS, State?, other) and 2. what activities are you already doing?

I ask because I don’t mind sharing and if you’re doing something I’m not I don’t mind stealing, ahem, borrowing. I love doing probability because it gives me the opportunity to play with dice and cards and these make it easy for my students to find some common ground. It also gives me the chance to show them that math has great application… (Though I still can’t get approval for that field trip to the casinos:)

Scott

]]>We’ve been spending a lot of time on predicting in Algebra 1 and it would probably really help here as well. And I’ve already added Math with Bad Drawings to my reader (and your blog!) so thanks for the new reads.

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