That Day We Stacked The Odds Against Us 那一天,我们获胜的可能性很小

If you walked down Main Street on the Pudong campus of Shanghai American School recently, you’d have seen wide-eyed elementary school students, inquisitive middle school students, and laughing high school students.

前段时间,如果你走在上海美国学校浦东校区的主街上,你会看到睁大眼睛的小学生、好奇的中学生和哈哈大笑的高中生。

And you might not have guessed that what you’d come across was a lesson in integrated math. But it’s true! It’s called the Probability Project, and it’s when integrated math students from the high school at SAS in Pudong are tasked with applying what they’ve learned by developing games with varying statistical odds.

你可能没有想到,你所看到的情形发生在一堂综合数学课上。但事实就是这样!这就是我们的“概率项目”。在这个项目中,上海美国学校浦东校区高中部综合数学课的学生们将通过开发具有不同统计概率的游戏来运用所学知识。

Integrated math at SAS is an approach that brings Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Probability into a series of three multi-disciplinary math courses. The course approach was developed by SAS faculty in Pudong and Puxi.

上海美国学校开设的综合数学课程是一种将代数、高等代数、几何学、三角学和概率论融入到三门多学科数学课程中的方法。该课程是由上海美国学校浦东和浦西两个校区的教师共同开发的。

That Day We Stacked The Odds Against Us 那一天,我们获胜的可能性很小

As for the Probability Project? It’s in its third year in Pudong after being developed by three faculty members, including Eric Grochowski (who goes by “Ski” unless you’re feeling formal, in which case “Mr. Ski” works). “We made a point to focus on real life projects to infuse into the math topics,” explained Ski. “I mentioned how games of chance are really interesting to both grown-ups and kids. We decided it would be authentic for the students to develop and analyze their own probability games.” Thus, the Probability Project was born.

而“概率项目”又是什么情况呢?这个项目已在浦东校区开展了三年,它是由包括Eric Grochowski(简称为Ski,如果你觉得应该正式些,也可以称他为Ski先生)在内的三名教师开发的。Ski解释说:“我们把重点放在了现实生活中的项目上,将数学主题融入其中。我说过,碰运气的游戏对大人和孩子来说都很有趣。我们认为,让学生们自己开发并分析概率游戏,可以把数学与现实生活联系起来”。这个“概率项目”便由此诞生了。

There have been some memorable games in those three years. “One game had a 400 to 1 chance of winning a three-foot tall plush bear and a grade 3 student won it within the first 10 minutes,” said Ski. “The little one was very happy with her bear, and the high school students were amazed because they fully understood the incredible odds of that outcome.”

在过去的三年时间里,有些游戏令人难忘。Ski说道:“有一场游戏设计了400:1的获奖概率,奖品则是一只三英尺高的毛绒熊玩具,一名三年级的学生在一开始的十分钟内就赢得了奖品。这名小学生非常开心,而高中生们则很惊讶,因为他们完全明白这种结果的可能性有多小。

That Day We Stacked The Odds Against Us 那一天,我们获胜的可能性很小

The Probability Project continues to get tweaked every year, as the game results are synthesized and analyzed. After all, those three-foot tall bears are expensive!

通过对游戏结果进行综合分析,学生们每年都在不断调整“概率项目”。毕竟,三英尺高的毛绒熊玩具还是很贵的!

IMPROVEMENT. EVERY DAY AT SAS.

进步。就在上海美国学校的每一天。

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Founded in 1912, Shanghai American School (SAS) is the largest and most established international school in China. In short, it's the kind of school you wish you would've attended when you were a kid.

创建于1912年,上海美国学校是中国最大的也是历史最悠久的国际学校。简而言之,如果你能回到小的时候,这会是一所你想要去的学校。

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