Wanting to find a different way to teach the concept of probability to her math students, Bush Middle School GT Math teacher Jennifer Cordova and her 7th-grade students created a “carnival-like” atmosphere to experience, demonstrate, and further their understanding. Each of her eleven 7th grade student teams were challenged to create a “carnival-like” interactive game that demonstrated the ideas through theoretical probability and experimental probability. Sixth graders were invited to the “extravaganza” to not only learn about probability but also to participate and play all the carnival-like games. Prizes, which were donated by HEB, could be earned at every probability booth.
Next year Cordova’s current sixth graders will run the show. They have already begun brainstorming and writing about changes to make the project even better. A fun learning experience was definitely had by all.
Posted on 04/11/2017