# Write It Wednesday-Probability

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## Objective

SWBAT create a response to an open-ended question involving probability.

#### Big Idea

What can you write about probability?

## Launch

5 minutes
• POD

As students enter the room, they will have a seat, take out their Problem of the Day (POD) sheet and begin to work on the question on the SMARTboard. The POD allows students to use MP 3 continually based on the discussions we have about the problem each day.

Students will complete a Write It Wednesday prompt in class today. The POD today will ask students to distinguish between an outcome and an event. Sometimes students confuse the two terms. As we have designed and conducted experiments, I want to ensure that students are clear on what each term means and what the application looks like. We will have a general discussion of the terms then move into the activity where additional meaningful discussion will occur.

Describe the difference between an outcome and an event. When are outcomes useful?

## Explore

30 minutes

EXPLORE

Students will work through the steps we use for Write It Wednesday

1. Respond to the Write It Wednesday question
2. Turn your response in
3. Receive a classmate’s paper to critique and provide feedback
4. Offer a score on a four-point scale