Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

8-2006

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Anant P. Godbole

Committee Members

Robert M. Price Jr., Debra J. Knisley

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis was to thoroughly develop probability objectives to be used by a fifth grade teacher. These probability objectives were developed in four main units. The focus of the first unit was probability vocabulary. The second unit explored the concept of fairness as determined by the probability of winning a game. The third unit's purpose was to determine sample space using tree diagrams, lists, and the Counting Principle. Unit four was designed to help the student write theoretical and experimental probability as fractions, decimals, and percentages. Each unit was written to include detailed descriptions, definitions, and probability activities that can be used in a fifth grade classroom.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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