This worksheet is designed to replace a lecture on the fundamental counting principle.
I start out class with a 15-minute "mini-lesson," giving my students some basic examples of what today's lesson will be about. 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.
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.
This is my first assignment of the spring semester. The assessment I use at the end of the fall semester is named 'Final Exam Accelerated Algebra 1 Fall 2013 Multiple Choice with Answer Key'
Immediately after this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Mean Median Mode Range Quartiles and the Interquartile Range Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mean-Median-Mode-Range-Quartiles-and-the-Interquartile-Range-Spring-2014-1273254