**MATH 7523 Paper**

This semester you will write a paper on a topic that is related to probability and/or the teaching of probability.

The paper will be evaluated on content, form, grammar, and spelling and should represent a sustained effort on the part of the student.

The following guidelines should be adhered to in preparing your paper:

- Length of paper: at least 5 and at most 8 typed, double-spaced pages (this does not include title page or reference pages)
- Font: 12-point – Times New Roman or Arial
- Margins: 1 inch
- Topic: You may select your own topic or you may choose a topic from the following:
- History of Probability
- Probability in Games
- Why should probability be taught in the elementary/middle grades classroom?
- Students’ probabilistic thinking in the elementary/middle grades
- Probability in your world

- Regardless of your topic your paper should include implications for the classroom.
- References: you should have at least 3 different references. References should be cited using a style with which you are familiar. A variety of references should be used. That is to say, they should not all come from the internet!

Keep the following time frame in mind:

- Submit
your topic for approval by June 22
^{nd}(5 points) - Submit
the outline for your paper along with a list of key references by July 6
^{th}(5 points) - Submit
a rough draft for peer review by July 20
^{th}(5 points) - Submit
the final draft with project by July 27
^{th}(35 points)