Planning GuideGrade 8
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Independent Events

Strand: Statistics and Probability (Chance and Uncertainty)
Outcome: 2

Step 2: Determine Evidence of Student Learning

Guiding Questions

  • What evidence will I look for to know that learning has occurred?
  • What should students demonstrate to show their understanding of the mathematical concepts, skills and Big Ideas?

Using Achievement Indicators

As you begin planning lessons and learning activities, keep in mind ongoing ways to monitor and assess student learning. One starting point for this planning is to consider the achievement indicators listed in the Mathematics Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program of Studies with Achievement Indicators. You may also generate your own indicators and use them to guide your observation of the students.

The following indicators may be used to determine whether or not students have met this specific outcome. Can students:

  • determine the probability of two given independent events and verify the probability using a different strategy?
  • generalize and apply a rule for determining the probability of independent events?
  • solve a given problem that involves determining the probability of independent events?

Sample behaviours to look for related to these indicators are suggested for some of the activities found in Step 3, Section C, Choosing Learning Activities.