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Permutations & Combinations

Updated on 06/20/2014

Activity Overview

Students explore permutations and combinations by arranging letters when order does and does not make a difference.

Key Steps

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    Students begin by exploring permutations. They will create permutations by selecting three of the four letters and rearranging them in as many ways as possible, such that order of the letters matters. Students will also explore combinations in a similar fashion.

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    As an extension, students will simulate the handshake problem by connecting points with segments.