Friday, 19 September 2014

Last Day of Term

On our last day of term we had a party for Oscar because he is leaving our school. We also had a footy day. There were 6 groups and 6 footy activities. Plus, this term I made three new friends – James
It was a really interesting term, because there was lots of art, lots of fun and awesome people – Molly
I liked this term because of all the fun days we had like PJ day, Footy day and the Mini Fair – Grace
It was fun all term because we got to do fun days. I liked that we got to do things like really fun art and I got to make new friends - Natalia
I liked this term because we learnt about Australian history before the 1800’s – Lachlan
I liked this term because when we were in Prep, we hardly got to do things by ourselves and now we are told what to do and then we get to go and do it, like sewing for the Art Show – Aerodyne

It was really fun because for some reason we worked as a team more than other terms – Riley

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Everybody Wins!...at the clown game

Today, Middle S played a paper version of the Clown Game, that many of us have played at carnivals, fairs, Luna Park and the Royal Melbourne Show.
First, we established, that when a ball is placed in the clown's mouth, it rolls into one of (usually) 6 slots. To do this we rolled a dice and an even number meant we moved a counter to the right on our game board. An odd number moved the counter to the left, till we reached the bottom. We then discovered, that the majority of balls (or in our case, counters) end up in the three middle slots.

Why would the game operators do this?
Would it affect where they allocate their most valuable prizes?
Is it just a game of chance or is there a mathematical 'secret' behind it?