Monopoly anyone?

Over the course of a game of Monopoly, how likely is it that you would land on Boardwalk or Park Place? As part of our ongoing STEM Speaker Series today SLS Sixth Grade students had the opportunity to learn how to compute the answer to that and similar questions from Mr. Mike Blasi, former SLS parent, and STEM resource.  SLS students learned about real-world applications of probability and random processes. They learned how to form a hypothesis and test it using the scientific method. To make these concepts more relatable, Mr. Blasi discussed how dice and coin flips can affect outcomes in games like Monopoly, Risk, and Yahtzee. We want to thank Mr. Blasi for taking time out of his day and coming to SLS to provide a better understanding of probability, statistics and why they will almost assuredly not win the lottery.