This Tuesday, several juniors from the statistics class took on a difficult-sounding task, teaching probability to Pre-K students.
"Teaching statistics to four and five-year-olds sounds like it wouldn't work, but when you approach it this way, it's totally accessible for them, and fun!" says Pre-K teacher Elizabeth Zorn.
The juniors, led by teacher Ellen Cox, set up stations with four different games of chance: tossing coins, throwing oversized dice, pulling tokens from a bucket and drawing playing cards. Then they led their younger counterparts through collecting data on the probability of outcomes -- using a big board to make a chart showing the whole group's results. The groups rotated after about five minutes, so they could try every game. It was a great 4D cross-level lesson!