Middle School Math

The 6th graders have just finished a unit on transformations. They studied translations (slides), reflections (flip) and rotations (turns). They just turned in a project showing their understanding of reflections. They had to design an image that could be reflected over the x or y axis. Here are some of the images that show the original and the translated design.

 

The 7th graders have just finished a math module on probability. They played several games trying to build their understanding of experimental probability. One of the games they played was Rock, Paper Scissors to determine if it is a fair game to use to make decisions. They played with a partner 50 times, recording the results, and then collected the results of the other teams in the class. They discovered that it really was not a fair game to use if they wanted to win.

 

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