This worksheet is designed to replace a lecture on permutations and combinations.
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 talk about cones of ice cream, and about bowls of ice cream, to get them into the idea of whether order matters (as it would on a cone, as a scoop of vanilla on top of chocolate would be different from a scoop of chocolate on top of vanilla) or not (in a bowl, you could eat the flavors in any order you wanted!)
Once the mini-lesson is over, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet. This worksheet includes highlighted "reference" information, which I find helps students study for upcoming assessments.
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 'Fundamental Counting Principle & Probability Geometry Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fundamental-Counting-Principle-Probability-Geometry-Spring-2014-1267731
), and immediately after this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Dependent and Independent Events Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dependent-and-Independent-Events-Spring-2014-1267749