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Spring SAVY 2018, Day 4- Probability and Prediction (Kindergarten)

Posted by on Monday, February 19, 2018 in Grade K, SAVY.

It was another fun week in SAVY! We spent our time together thinking about theoretical probability and experimental probability. In other words, we were thinking about what we expected to happen and what actually happened when we performed a probability experiment. When flipping coins, we would expect that we would see about the same number of heads and tails. We learned this isn’t always the case. Or as one student put it, “What we thought would happen didn’t match what we got.” We did a couple other experiments to test out theoretical and experimental probability.

There is quite a bit of advanced vocabulary in this unit. As the students are talking and describing experiments, results, or their thoughts in their own words, I try to connect the vocabulary word to what they are saying. This helps them make the connection, and I encourage them to try to use the probability word.

This week we also did an experiment that involved polling some other students in SAVY. We found some pretty interesting answers, and we are doing some follow up. We will share what we learned with you at the open house!

Lara Webb