Today 5/6L used their construction skills as part of their Mathematics work, using paper planes to complete some probability-based activities.
After design a flying contraption of their choice, students then measured how far, and for how long, their creations could travel. There was some serious competition amongst 5/6’s, and a number of interesting designs on show.
Collecting and graphing this data allowed students to examine whether there were any identifiable patterns emerging from our information.
Students then calculated various probabilities based on the results of our experiment.
What was the probability that a plane would fly more than 5 metres? Or stay in the air for more than 2 seconds?