Embracing the Chaos

I need to share some of the chaos that’s been going on in class.

Race-Car Ya-Ya Project. Thanks to Frank Noschese for the help on this one! The kids enjoyed the project. The results were fantastic. Many other ideas for experiments came up with the pullback cars.

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Parental Z-Scores – Kids got a kick out of this. Not sure that their parents did so much. They had to send a note much like the one shown below via text or photo or paper to their parents. Fun responses from parents 🙂

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The Game of Pig – We had a pretty intense couple of days last week playing and coming up with strategies for the Game of Pig.

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Fair & Not Fair Games – We’ve been analyzing games of chance. Today, we specifically looked at pulltabs. (A topic I have a lot of experience with. Good talk came out of this – tipping, entertainment value, booster clubs, fundraising, raffles.) My dear friend Megan gave us some problems today like the one below.

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Paper-Wad Basketball – And of course, what kid doesn’t like to throw paper across the room? And what Stats Teacher doesn’t collect data about it? We did a little of this Paper-Wad BBall Activity and a little of that One-and-One Situation.

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It’s total chaos. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.