SKILLS
(1) The student will be able to determine whether the sample space is a Fundamental Counting Principle, Permutation or Combination format.
(2) The student will be able to determine sample spaces using Permutation and Combinations.
(3) The student will determine probabilities using Permutations and Combinations.
(4) The student will be able to derive and explain where the formulas for Permutations and Combinations come from.


THE BIG IDEA
Many situations are too complex for just counting or listing out. For this purpose we need to use Permutations and Combinations to aid us in determining all possible outcomes. These two formulas greatly simplify difficult situations.

TRAPS & PITFALLS
The only real trap here is simply the determination of the type of problem  FCP (Fundamental Counting Principle), Permutation or Combination. If they can select these correct the physical calculation comes quite easily. 

PAST CONNECTIONS
The student needs to have the basics of probabilities and the Fundamental Counting Principle. From these beginnings we will expand to more complex sample spaces.
FUTURE CONNECTIONS
Permutations and Combinations appear anytime you are looking for the number of arrangements that something can occur.
