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#### Description:

This lesson is designed to develop students’ understanding of chaos and experimental probability by repeatedly burning a simulated forest. The lesson provides links to discussions and activities related to chaos and probability as well as suggested ways to work them into the lesson.

#### Subjects:

• Mathematics > General

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Middle School,NSDL,Upper Elementary,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-016,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120614151532339T,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics

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#### CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.C.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood. A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability around 1/2 indicates an event that is neither unlikely nor likely, and a probability near 1 indicates a likely event.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Decide if a specified model is consistent with results from a given data-generating process, e.g., using simulation.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.B.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Recognize the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies; explain how randomization relates to each.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-CP.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand that two events A and B are independent if the probability of A and B occurring together is the product of their probabilities, and use this characterization to determine if they are independent.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-MD.B.6: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

(+) Use probabilities to make fair decisions (e.g., drawing by lots, using a random number generator).
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