Probability for Kids Using Model-Eliciting Activities to Investigate Probability Concepts (Grades 4-6)
Probability for Kids features real-world probability scenarios for students in grades 4-6. Students will encounter problems in which they read about students their age selling magazines for a school fund raiser, concerned about their homeroom assignments, and trying to decode the combination to a safe that their grandfather abandoned, among others, all of which maximizes learning so students gain a deep understanding of concepts in probability. This book will help teachers, parents, and other educators to employ best practices in implementing challenging math activities based on standards. Problem solvers who complete all six activities in the book will understand the six basic principles of probability and be high school ready for discussions in probability.
Probability for Kids: Using Model-Eliciting Activities to Investigate Probability Concepts is a book that engages the teacher in the learning along with her students.
Dr. Chamberlin's approach is significantly up-to-date and aimed towards teachers, especially in grades 4-6. Educators know that it is important to teach a concept in depth, through more than one method of practice, and to have students engage in creative problem solving. This book solves that problem.,Linda Biondi,MiddleWeb, 3/10/16
“Probability for Kids” will help teachers, parents, and other educators to employ best practices in implementing challenging math activities based on standards. Problem solvers who complete all six activities in “Probability for Kids” will understand the six basic principles of probability and be high school ready for discussions in probability. Thoroughly ‘user friendly' in tone, content and presentation, “Probability for Kids” is an ideal and highly recommended addition to elementary school classroom curriculums and for use by home schooling parents.,Midwest Book Review, 1/1/16
This book is an exciting exemplar for mathematics investigation. The suggested instructional practice—using model-eliciting activities—travels beyond traditional problem-solving methodology to engage students in an exploratory process that requires creative modeling of mathematical ideas and high-level instructor questioning. This book is for teachers who seek both content and methodological inspiration. ,Barbara Allen-Lyall,Teaching Children Mathematics, 12/1/16