Stocking the Shelves

This Stocking the Shelves assessment also includes:

How many ways can you stock a shelf? It's probably more than you think! Young scholars use data in a frequency table to determine how many ways to stock a shelf given a specific constraint for types of groups. They then repeat the task for a new set of groups.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the extension suggestion for early finishers
  • Have pupils create a tree diagram to illustrate the different groups
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of permutations

  • Provides a rubric with descriptors specific to the task
  • Includes a sample solution with detailed explanations

  • None
Common Core