While at ISTE13 I had three young ladies introduce themselves and their project to me during the SIG Open House. I was so impressed with them, their ability to articulate their project, and willingness to ‘go forth and gain supporters’ that I want to highlight their Global M & M Project in this post. The girls, Ashley Kitzerow, Bailey Williams and Izzy Andrews explained to me that the project is about the Law of Large Numbers: This theory states that the more times you perform an experiment, the closer you will get to the exact average. The idea is to have classes all around the world conduct a color distribution analysis of a bag of M & Ms. Classes all over the world will be joining this project for the 2013-2014 school year, why not your students? What a great way for students globally to prove this law, as they explore mathematical thinking!
If you check out their website you will see they are also creating lesson plans to go with this project. This project has all the components of success: global collaboration, math and chocolate. Who could ask for anything else? Don’t forget to sign your class up, or if you are a building leader tell your teachers about it. If you have any questions I’m sure the girls would be more than willing to answer them (see their emails above on their bio pages). Classes need to sign up by September 16, 2013.
Find more information about this project and other ways to stretch learning for all at: