Students battle it out at Probability Games

Students battle it out at Probability Games
Posted on 05/18/2018

More than 200 seventh-grade AP math students from all Harlandale ISD middle schools participated in a friendly competition during the Probability Games held at St. Lawrence Church on May 14.

The HISD Math Department organized the event on the same day of the seventh-grade STAAR exam since the AP math students had already taken their exam in April.

HISD Math Coordinator Gaby McMillian welcomed the students and guided them through a series of fun, interactive math probability games.

“The students learned how to create a spinner bingo card that would have highest likelihood of winning, a fast food restaurant giving away game pieces for cash prizes and a charity fair game,” McMillian explained. “They used number cubes, spinners and colored cubes in the simulations, and then calculated and used the data to solve problems.”

The students enjoyed meeting students from other campuses as they worked together to solve every math game.  

“Considering there were over 210 seventh-graders, I have to commend the students for their behavior overall, as well as the teachers,” McMillian added. “Many of them expressed surprise at how they worked together to solve problems.”

There were approximately 32 door prizes given away, which included journals, games, pens and a graphing calculator.

McMillian thanks her team for another successful event.

“I also have to thank Darlene Roebuck and Kim Northcutt for their invaluable help, and C&I friends for their help and support!” she concluded.

Before returning to their campus, the students enjoyed delicious pizza for lunch.

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