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T h e m e : PROBABILITY B U L L E T I N B O A R D IDEA
1. Divide the bulletin board into two parts. Cover lower half with light blue paper and upper half with yellow paper. 2. Reproduce the design and color the frog and lily pads in greens, yellows, and whites. Make flowers pink. Make fly dark brown. Cut a large sheet
Then have them figure out various possibilities of combinations they select such as a blue. Answers will vary. Show the probabilities of picking a red chip followed by a blue chip Answer: 3/6 x 1/5 or 3/30 or 1/10 Have the children record all the possibilities of picking a red. Print your first. PROBABILITIES. Have them record what the probability is that heads will show after a toss of one penny. P R O B L E M . . Find a large picture of a face in a magazine.240 May of white paper for fly's bubble and print inside "What's my probability of flying away?" Cut I BET I CAN CATCH HTM from dark-colored paper. Then try to figure out the probability of tossing two coins that fall heads up. Cut it exactly in half. For example. C. NAME PROBABILITIES. Place one blue. D. Can someone make a prediction after a certain number of tosses? Formula: P(up) = number falling point up/100 3.) 2. Present a class problem: What is the probability of a thumb-tack landing point up after a toss? After 10 tosses? After 100 tosses? Have the class pair up and design a tally record sheet. ACTIVITIES 1. Ask the children what the probability is of picking a red chip with your eyes closed? Answer: 3 out of 6 Have the children make a grid to show the probabilities of picking a yellow and a blue chip. and a blue chip with replacements each time. and last name in large letters across the top of the page. Most standard curricula will show these probabilities. B. and an N is 1:5. Make a bar chart showing all the possibilities of letters that can be selected from your name and their probabilities. Glue it into your journal. Make up five problems showing the probabilities of picking a vowel from your name. What is the probability that you will receive an A. Draw the other half using reflective symmetry to complete the picture. a yellow. 2. Ask each pair of children to figure out the probabilities for the tosses. L is 2:5. of picking another consonant. ELLEN: The probability of picking an E is 2:5. of picking an S. and two yellow transparent chips on the overhead. or F in math? (Provide the children with the necessary grade information for them to determine their chances for these grades. followed by two yellow without replacements. 3. three red. FACIAL BALANCE. middle. Have the children work in pairs and give each pair of children two pennies.S O L V I N G IDEAS FOR J O U R N A L S May W o r d Problems 1.
gerbils. Answers: vary 7.60.07. What is the ratio of cans of vegetables to cans that do not contain vegetables? Cans of fruit to cans that do not contain fruit? The ratio of canned vegetables to fruit to all the cans in the pantry? Make a drawing of how you solved this problem. MONEY HONEY. 1.89 for paper cups. cats.. In your journal. How many books will you place in each pile? Answer: 6 9. LETTER FREQUENCIES.and $0. $1.50. AVERAGE PET PER FAMILY. fish. 3. ICE CREAM SPECIALS. Then show the most popular choice or mode. Everything went on sale with 25% off. List your classmates' names in your journal. TEACHER FEATURE. You and your four friends received the following babysitting payments: $5. 3 poetry books.18 for napkins. 9 language arts books.07 = $3.21 12. Make a line or bar chart showing your findings.50. Make a tally of your classmates' favorite ice cream. hamsters. and 5 science books. Record the number basketed. Sale Price = $4. Your teacher asked you to put away 6 math books. You decided you wanted to stack them in even piles on the shelf. and 0. What is the probability that a classmate has a dog? a cat? a bird? Answers: vary 11. What is the average number of pets your class has? What is the average number of pets per family? Answers: vary 10. You all want to share your money equally. MAY SALES.I Betchal 241 4. 8 spellers. Answers: vary 5. $0.52 for plates. Count the number. Record the number of pets each classmate has. make a picture chart that shows the number of dogs. What percent of the time did each letter or digit appear? Answers: vary 6. Picnic supplies cost $1. Count the number of canned food items you have in your pantry. and other pets your class has.69 for plastic ware. Then select two sentences from your math book and tally the number of times each letter or digit appears in these two sentences. SPITBALL BASKETBALL.28 / 4 = $1.67 8. 2. From your data figure out the average number of balls that fall into the basket from all of your tosses. Order the data from most popular to least popular.75. horses. How much will each of you receive? Answer: $2.1. birds. What is the average cost of picnic supplies at the regular price and at a sale price? Answer: Regular price = $4. From the data you collected on pets from your classmates. CANS OR VEGGIES. DATA ANALYSIS. keep track of the number of balls that land in the wastepaper basket with each set of balls that is tossed.28 . Toss the total set of balls ten times. Make a bunch of small paper balls. Toss them one at a time into a wastepaper basket. What is the median selection? What is the least favorite? Answers: vary . 5 health books. Make a list of all of the letters of the alphabet and ten digits in your journal.
ANGLE FANDANGLE. $395. a rhombus. What is the price of a stereo that costs $598.90. 3 9 2 . However.96.242 May 13. Don't tell your teacher what the shape is until he or she gives you the correct answer. Make a bunch of dots all over a sheet o f paper in your journal. 18.70. FINDING LINES OF SYMMETRY. What is the price of the stereo after it is reduced 7 5 % and then 50%? Answer: $74. $46. $175. $149. Be neat! Find a friend. 23. Make up a riddle for your teacher to solve that will describe a parallelogram. POLYGON RIDDLES.20. $59. Open the fold. Print each letter of the alphabet using upper case letters only and find the line of symmetry for each letter. Label the angles. and an isosceles triangle. The last player to draw a line connecting two dots is the winner. answer the teacher's questions with a yes or no. a heart (13/52). 19. a four (94/52). On the fold write your name in cursive. Fold one of the sheets of paper in your journal in half towards the binding.999. an equilateral triangle. Label the circles from A to L. $5.899. Find 2 0 % of $1. Now order the circles from smallest to largest using the letters and writing them in order. Take turns by joining two points with a straight line. DECK OF CARDS.50. a red card (26/52 o r 1/2).50 at 7 5 % off? Answer: 25. 14. a trapezoid. a king of spades (1/52).81 . Answers: vary 16. Make up a probability game using the cards. CALCULATOR PROBLEMS FOR JOURNALS 21.98. a rectangle.000 and 15. $ 9 . With a compass make a set of about 1 2 different-sized circles. Show the probabilities of drawing the following cards from a deck of 5 2 cards: an ace (4/52). Can you reproduce your name along the fold applying reflective symmetry? 17. 22.999 24. COMPASS AND CIRCLES. $598.98. and a queen of clubs (4/52). NUMBER PLEASE? What is the difference between 999. SHAPES ALIVE! Draw the following shapes in your journal using a straight edge and protractor: a square. GAME FOR A RAINY DAY. Find 7 5 % of $10. Use a protractor and draw an obtuse triangle and an acute triangle. 1 8 Find 3 3 % of $0.001? Answer: 99.85. 20. $ 7 9 . Answers: 24C. No line can cross another line and a player may not draw more than one line through a point.62 999.95.
Then. Formula: P = n/100 . how many pennies will land on a line if 10 pennies are tossed? Have the children compare their educated guesses with the results of their tosses.I Betcha! 243 PROBABILITY G A M E Penny Toss Materials: Grid 10 pennies Rules: What is the probability that a penny will not land on a line? Have the children make an educated guess.