Mrs. Frey’s Pre-Calculus class were grasping the concept of estimation through fun and unique ways. Last semester their project surrounded the principal of estimation. It involved estimating the amount of candy corn enclosed in a class jar. Students Eryn McGuiness,’17, Catie Griffin, ’16 and Henry Vargas, ’16, all came very close to the actual number of candy corn and were dubbed the winners of the challenge.
The project also included estimating the blades of grass outside in PMA quad area. To achieve this the class counted the number of blades of grass in 1 square inch. Then they calculated the area of the quad (in square inches) and multiplied that by the average number of blades of grass in 1 square inch to estimate the total number of blades of grass.
This Pre-Calculus estimation project is another example that demonstrates how students flourish with hands-on learning.
Pre-Calculus Estimation Project