Mathematics: Applications & Concepts, Course 2
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Group Activity Cards

Use groups of 2.
Materials: Notebook paper, index cards, or any other materials of student's choosing
Who will be Your Partner?

Suppose your class wants to play a game using groups of 2. Find a method for determining how many different groups of two students are in your class. (If you have an odd number of students in your class, leave out one student). You may use notebook paper, index cards, or any other available materials to demonstrate your method. Try to be creative in demonstrating your method.

Next, determine how many different groups of three students can be formed from your class. (If there is an extra group of one or two students, leave out one student if you have one extra and two students if you have two extra.) Continue this procedure up to groups of 10. Be sure to keep a record of your results. Is the number of combinations increasing or decreasing? Why?

Finally, share the method that you used with the class.

 

 
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