Probability Activites with Statistics

Mrs. Sklarin’s second block statistics class had fun with probability in class on Friday. They used M&Ms to simulate how many girls a family with 5 children would have. The results were 2 – 3 girls were most likely and 5 girls least likely. They also rolled “weird dice” where one die had four sides with a 0 and two sides of 11. The other die had four sides with 3 and two sides with 9. When rolled the dice the die with the higher number would win. The students conducted a simulation to see which die would be the winner. Finally the students conducted a simulation to determine how many boxes of cereal I would have to buy to ensure my nephew Blake would get all six of the colored guitars inside. They had fun rolling the die and tossing the M&Ms. Probability came alive.

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Test-Taking Tips

With final exams right around the corner, every student should be aware of these simple, yet effective, test-taking strategies.

Bring at least two pens/pencils with good erasers, a calculator with enough batteries and any other resources that your instructor allows you to.

Bring a watch to the test so that you can better pace yourself.

Keep a positive attitude throughout the whole test and try to stay relaxed. If you start to feel nervous take a few deep breaths to relax.

Keep your eyes on your own paper, you don’t want to appear to be cheating and cause unnecessary trouble for yourself.

When you first receive your test, do a quick survey of the entire test so that you know how to efficiently budget your time.

Do the easiest problems first. Don’t stay on a problem that you are stuck on, especially when time is a factor.

Do the problems that have the greatest point values first.

Pace yourself, don’t rush.   Read the entire question and pay attention to the details.

Ask the instructor for clarification if you don’t understand what they are asking for on the test.

Write legibly. If the grader can’t read what you wrote, they’ll most likely mark it wrong.

Always read the whole question carefully. Don’t make assumptions about what the question might be.

If you don’t know an answer, skip it. Go on with the rest of the test and come back to it later. Other parts of the test may have some information that will help you out with that question.

Don’t worry if others finish before you. Focus on the test in front of you.

If you have time left when you are finished, look over your test. Make sure that you have answered all the questions. Only change an answer if you misread or misinterpreted the question because the first answer that you put is usually the correct one. Watch out for careless mistakes and proofread your essay and/or short answer questions.

Lastly, double check to make sure that you put your first and last name on the test.

Literary Analysis Vocabulary Skit Block 5

Literary Analysis students, Daiki Okada, Wataru Koguchi, and Masato Yoshitsugu enact their original, creative vocabulary skit in Mrs. Bradley’s class.  Clearly, drama may be in their futures!     IMG_2152

Heritage Students Get in the Spirit!

YES, YES, Yes We Do! We have Spirit how ’bout YOU? It is RBC Heritage Week on Hilton Head and the students and staff of Heritage Academy have enjoyed getting in the spirit of this very special event! Monday kick-started the week as students came to school dressed as twins, triplets, and even quadruplets! On Tuesday, students were thrilled to be comfortable in their favorite pajamas! Finally, Pizza and Plaid was the theme for Wednesday as students and staff donned our favorite tartan, enjoyed pizza and ice cream, and played games. Congratulations to the daily winners of each dress-up day! Have a terrific time at the RBC Heritage!

Algebra 2 and Conic Sections

The Algebra 2 class at Heritage Academy enjoyed creating their own conic sections. They used string, push pins, and the foci to create different sized conics. They were able to explore how the equations, centers, and foci change each conic. Finally they made a conic face, using several different conic sections to create their masterpiece.

Experiments in Statistics

The statistics classes at Heritage Academy conducted an experiment with paper helicopters. They predicted which helicopter would land faster, the short rotors or the long rotors. Students divided up into groups to create their helicopters. One student dropped the helicopters and the other timed the decent. The copters were dropped at random determined by the toss of a penny. The results showed that the length of the rotors is statistically significant; the short rotors landed 2 seconds faster on average.

Physical Science observes terminal velocity

Physical Science studies the effect of terminal velocity on coffee filters.