This worksheet is designed to replace a lecture on the fundamental counting principle. It includes decision charts and making organized lists.
I start out class with a 15-minute "mini-lesson," giving my students some basic examples of what today's lesson will be about: I do a license plate problem, to figure out how many unique license plates may be created with three letters, followed by three digits. I allow repeat letters, but no repeat digits. It is important to emphasize to them that there are 10 different choices of digits among the numerals 0...9, as most of them think it's just 9. Once the mini-lesson is over, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet.
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended to be written on directly.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.
Immediately before this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Probability Preview Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Probability-Preview-Spring-2014-1267724
), and immediately after this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Permutations and Combinations Geometry Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Permutations-and-Combinations-Geometry-Spring-2014-1267738