Monday, August 12, 2013

EDU330 Elementary Mathematics Sample Quiz Item

Photograph by a student in Pathlight School

Other than counting objects in a set, we can also count number of ways to arrange objects in a row.

This is one way to arrange the four houses in a row.

Find the number of different ways to arrange the four houses in a row. Show your method clearly.

Students do not learn permutation (counting ways of arrangements) until in their teenage years.

Describe one experience that 5-year olds can make sense of that provides a foundation for the learning of permutation.

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