Each year during the last week of school the seventh grade hosts a Math Carnival for the fifth and sixth grades. Leading up to their carnival, the seventh graders created games of skill or chance and developed a theoretical probability of a person’s ability to win their game. The students then played their games 200 times and made note of their success rates to determine the probability of an average person winning their game, which they compared to their theoretical probability.
The morning of June 21st, the seventh grade set up their games in the gym and the entire fifth and sixth grades visited to try their luck and win tickets redeemable for toys and gadgets at the prize table.
The event was organized by math teacher Carolyn Barone and the seventh grade teaching team as an enjoyable way for the seventh graders to put their theories to the test, play host to their younger schoolmates, and help introduce next year’s sixth graders to Chatham Middle School.