7th Graders Design Probability Carnival

The Math 7 students studied theoretical and experimental probability this trimester. Their final project was to create a game of chance, determine the theoretical probability of winning the game, and predict whether their game would create a profit or loss based on the game’s price to play and payout to winners.

On November 1, the seventh graders hosted a Probability Carnival for third and fourth grade students to test their theories. Seventh graders hosted their games at the Probability Carnival, recorded their experimental data, and then determined if their experimental results match the theoretical predictions. Third and fourth grade students enjoyed spending their “Carnival Bucks” to earn stickers for winning games. “This carnival is a great way to learn about probability,” said Jordan Brooks ’18. “This kind of hands-on work really helps me to understand the concepts.”