Math 6 (Math A) Unit 5

Unit Overview

Probability is applied to situations for which the outcome cannot be absolutely determined in advance. Chance situations may have uncertain outcomes for individual trials, but follow a regular pattern over many trials. In this unit, students determine and compare experimental and theoretical probabilities. Experimental probabilities are based on the results of an experiment. Theoretical probabilities are based on the sample space or possible outcomes of an experiment.

In Grade 4, students used organized lists and tree diagrams to determine all possible outcomes of experiments. In Math A, students extend this concept to determine the number of possible outcomes.

Students use a fraction, ratio, decimal, and percentage to represent a probability. In this unit, students find the probability of events consisting of no more than two independent events.

Instructional Flow

Unit 5 is typically a three-week unit taught in May and June.

Expectations, Essential Questions, Enduring Understandings and Vocabulary

Unit 5 Standards for Math 6 (Math A)(PDF)

Explanation of what your child should understand by the end of each unit (enduring understandings), how he/she will get to that understanding (essential questions), and how he/she will be evaluated (indicators).

Content Map

Unit 5 Content map for Math 6 (Math A) (PDF)

Web Resources

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