CLARK — Students in Miss Faro’s 7th grade mathematics classes at the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark have been researching topics that relate probability to the real world. Each student was given the choice to research any topic pertaining to probability and mathematics.
Many students chose to select topics discussed in class, such as weather, genetics, gambling and the stock market. Over a course of two weeks, students researched their topics and wrote an essay. They also constructed a poster or display of their choice. Many students chose to create a poster, while others chose to create a power point presentation. Each student’s poster displayed facts, tables, charts and graphs relating to their topic.
Beginning this week, three to five students present their projects each day at the end of class. They tell their peers fun facts about their topic relating to probability and the most important thing they learned while researching.
In the photo above, Amy Wysocki and Danielle Hartzler display their posters to the class after presenting about the probabilities involved with card games. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)