As part of our STEM Speaker Series, SLS Fifth Grade students had the opportunity to learn from Mr. Mike Blasi, a former SLS parent and STEM resource. Using Monopoly as an example, they discovered how to calculate the probability of landing in jail and other similar scenarios. Mr. Blasi also explained how probability and statistics apply to real-world situations, helping the students understand the scientific method and hypothesis testing. He even related these concepts to games like Yahtzee, Risk, and Monopoly by showing how dice and coin flips impact outcomes. We're grateful to Mr. Blasi for taking the time to come and share his knowledge with us