Lesson Plan : Math Happens- Probability

Teacher Name:
 Mrs. N. Joseph
Grade:
 Grade 5
Subject:
 Math

Topic:
 Probability M&M'S Activity
Content:
 Students will be using m&m for a lesson as a means of an introduction to probability, tables,graphs and a introduction to fractions. Vocabulary: impossible, most likely, impossible,survey, least likely,certain, fair unfair, tally table, bar graphs(vertical and horizontal), tally marks
Goals:
 The goal for this lesson is to provide students with the opportunity to receive a hands on lesson that talks about probability as a means of showing a really good visual to students to help them get an understanding of probability.
Objectives:
 TAKS: Objective 5 and 6 TEKS: 3.14A,B,C 3.16 A,B 3.15A
Materials:
 M&M'S, zip-lock bags, M&M handouts, crayons, pencils
Introduction:
 The handouts are the guides for student to use through out the activity.
Development:
 This is one of those activities that guides itself and learning is conquered by doing the lesson and following the instructions on the lesson. I will be monitoring groups are helping assist groups with any terms or misunderstandings that they may have
Checking For Understanding:
 I will be going around each group and doing an informal assessment with the students as they complete the activity
Closure:
 Will end with a closure of the days events that took place. Inform the students that this activity will be used when they start fractions and also graphing.
Evaluation:
 Informal assessments and also, check with teachers to see if lessons in classrooms are progressing in a positive way. Also, check on 6 weeks review to make sure that everything was covered.

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