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Probability Unit-Good Luck Goodies!

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Every math book I've ever taught from has ended the year with probability...So why not add a little fun and excitement to probability. This packet includes a lesson plan that walks your students through a probability lesson using your favorite goodies. I used fruit snacks, but this can be used with lots of other things like:
M&Ms, Skittles, Rainbow Goldfish, Smarties, holiday candy...anything that has objects of various colors.
Children get experience making predictions, creating graphs, utilizing tally charts and spinners, as well as answering deep, open ended questions that really get them thinking!
Help keep that excitement going in your math class. Everyone knows that the only thing better than learning, is learning with FOOD! :)

*Check out my blog for more ideas and pics of things I do in my classroom. I hope to add videos soon!

Hilary
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Probability Unit-Good Luck Goodies!
Probability Unit-Good Luck Goodies!
Probability Unit-Good Luck Goodies!
Probability Unit-Good Luck Goodies!