Take a chance on introducing the mathematics of the lottery. It will further an understanding of not only probability, combinatorics, large and small numbers, and data analyses but also social justice.
Vivian Lim, Laurie Rubel, Lauren Shookhoff, Mathew Sullivan, and Sarah Williams
Christa Jackson, Cynthia Taylor, and Kelley Buchheister
Incorporating math games into the classroom will help your students become motivated problem solvers.
Nicole R. Rigelman
Take a page from the humanities and have your students investigate mathematics in writing.
Ann Wheeler and Joe Champion
Peg students' knowledge about probability by using a common manipulative to connect number sense, geometry, and algebraic thinking.
This activity engages students in a probability lesson that highlights the Pass the Pigs® game.
Ben C. Sloop and S. Megan Che
This investigation builds on students' understandings of fairness as they explore chance using a set of nontraditional dice with special properties.
J. Jeremy Winters and Dovie L. Kimmins
Ann stated, “If you roll two dice (number cubes) and the numbers are 1 and 2, saying that 1 and 2 and 2 and 1 are different things, that is not true. It is like saying 8 + 9 and 9 + 8 have different outcomes.”
While looking for an inexpensive Web application to illustrate the Central Limit theorem, I found the Rossman/Chance Applet Collection, a group of free Web-based statistics apps. In addition to illustrating the Central Limit theorem, the apps could be used to cover many classic statistics concepts, including confidence intervals, regression, and a virtual version of the popular Reese's® Pieces problem. The apps allow users to investigate concepts using either preprogrammed or original data.
Erin E. Krupa, Mika Munakata, and Karmen Yu
Can you remember your typical elementary school field day? In this article, we provide details on hosting a mathematics field day, focused on embedding rich mathematics into authentic fun-filled field day experiences.