Mathalicious: VA-NITY PL88

In how many ways can you personalize a license plate?

It’s happened to everybody: you roll to a stop next to a car with a personalized license plate. Maybe you chuckle. Maybe you cringe. Maybe you miss the green light because you’re trying to figure out what it’s supposed to say, exactly.

In this lesson students use the Fundamental Counting Principle to determine how many messages you can create on a license plate. Let’s PERMUT8 our vanity plate!

 

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Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Number Values & Counting
K-6

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