Workshop Information

Focusing on the core CCSS content for Probability across grades 6 through 9, participants will engage as independent problem solvers and in small collaborative groups with tasks that are classroom appropriate.  Assessment practices that optimize student learning are modeled.

Participants will deepen their own mathematical understandings of a range of mathematical ideas, including:

  • theoretical and experimental probability
  • diverse models for determining probability (for example: area models, tree diagrams, organized lists, matrices)
  • events, possible outcomes, defining and constructing sample space
  • Law of Large Numbers
  • computation and interpretation of expected value in simple cases
  • inductive and deductive reasoning
  • mathematically convincing arguments