# Grade 8 Mathematics Module: Counting Methods and Techniques in an Experiment

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This module was designed and written with you in mind. It is here to help you master the skills on how to count the number of occurrences of an outcome in an experiment using different counting methods and techniques. You are provided with varied activities to process the knowledge and skills learned and to deepen and transfer your understanding of the lesson. The scope of this module enables you to use it in many different learning situations. The lesson is arranged to follow the standard sequence of the course. But the order in which you read them can be changed to correspond with the textbook you are now using.

This module contains lesson on how to count the number of occurrences of an outcome in an experiment using: (a) table; (b) tree diagram; (c) systematic listing; and (d) fundamental counting principle.

After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. identify the different counting methods and techniques in an experiment,

2. organize the number of occurrences of an outcome in an experiment using (a) table, (b) tree diagram, (c) systematic listing, and (d) fundamental principle of counting, and

3. appreciate the importance of the different counting methods and techniques of an experiment in real-life settings.

MATH8-Q4-MOD7

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