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Lesson Planning 101

1. The classic tale of probable sibling trickery

Emily: Hey Tony, I wanna watch Hanna Montana, it’s her live show
Tony: No Way !!! Italy’s playing Portugal and it’s tied
Emily: But you’ve had the TV all afternoon, and Mom said we have to share
Tony: Why don’t you go and play with your dolls
Emily: Ahaaaaaaaa dolls are so last year, come on Tony it’s her live show
Tony: No !!! The game is on
Emily: I have an idea for deciding
Tony: Go away Em, I’m trying to watch the game
Emily: I’m gonna tell Mom and you won’t be going to the party tonight
Tony: Fine, what’s your idea?
Emily: We’ll roll two dice and use the sum to make a the choice
Tony: How?
Emily: We’ll choose 3 random numbers say 1, 7, and 12 and we’ll each pick a number and
if your number comes up first you watch the soccer game but if my number comes up
first I watch Hanna Montana.
Tony: I get to have two numbers since I’m the older brother. I want 1 since I’m the best and 12
since it’s jersey number.
Emily: Ok, I guess I’ll take 7.
Tony: Ha ha I’m gonna win
Emily: Alright the first roll is 2 and 4 so that’s 6, so nobody wins.
The second role is 4 and 1 so that’s 5, so nobody wins again
Tony: Give me the dice, I wanna role
Emily: Ha! 3 and 4 is 7 …… I WIN!!!!!!!
Tony: Wait a second you can’t even get a sum of 1 with two dice
Emily: I know
Tony: And there’s only one way to make 12, 6 plus 6
Emily: And there’s lots of ways to make 7, Don’t worry I won’t tell your girlfriend that you
were out smarted by a 5th grader. Remote please

Basic Probability (see another performance of this song)

I hopped off the bus outside my house
With my books and my cardigan
Welcome to my life with my older bro (woo)
Thinks he owns everything

Jumped on the couch
Here I am for the 5th time
Look to my right and I see the same
soccer game
This is all so crazy
All I want to see is some mylie

My brain is turnin and I’m feelin tricky
To many thoughts and I’m nervous
That’s when my teacher words came into
my head
when the soccer game was on
when the soccer game was on
when the soccer game was on

Then I turned my brain on
Used math as a tool, to get my way again

Rollin the dice like “Yeah!”
Summin’ the dots  like Yeah!”
I turned my brain on using math as a tool
I know I’m gonna get my way

Yeah! It’s basic probability
Yeah! It’s basic probability

Roll two dice and then find the sum
My brother's lookin at me now
Like I’m going to win this silly bet
Because I have one and twelve 

He doesn’t know that you can’t make sum of one
I’m gonna win, this is gonna be so much fun
Cuz I’m gonna roll a 7

It’s probability heaven!

My odds of winning and greater than my brother thinks
I have 6 chances out thirty six
That’s when I roll the dice and I win the game
And turn my mylie show on
Turn my mylie show on
Turn my mylie show on

So I turned my brain on and used math as a tool
To get my way again
Rollin the dice like yea
Summin the dots like yea

I turned my brain on using math as a tool
I know I’m gonna get my way

Yeah! It’s basic probability

Six and one & one and six (one and six)
Three and Four & Four and Three (four and three)

My teacher helped me learn and I feel alright!

Five and Two & Two and Five (two and five)

So I turned my brain on and used math as a tool
To get my way again
Rollin the dice like yea
Summin the dots like yea

I turned my brain on using math as a tool
I know I’m gonna get my way

Yeah! It’s basic probability
Yeah! It’s basic probability