This Happy Birthday to . . . Two? lesson plan also includes:
How many people do you need in a room before two likely share the same birthday? Scholars consider this puzzle by analyzing a set of data. They ponder how to divide the data and determine the proper size of a group for this event to likely happen based on experimental probability.
- Introduce the Julian dating system prior to starting the lesson
- Repeat the activity with another group such as students in the class, students in the grade level, etc.
- Relies on prior knowledge of numerical and categorical data, comparing and ordering numbers, understanding probability, manipulating a spreadsheet, and using data to compute experimental probabilities
- Offers many extension ideas
- Provides both formative and summative assessments with answers