ERIC Number: EJ973352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Reference Count: 5
Hunger Games: What Are the Chances?
Bush, Sarah B.; Karp, Karen S.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v17 n7 p426-435 Mar 2012
This article presents an activity based on the popular book and movie "The Hunger Games." The activity was designed to engage middle school students in using the mathematics found in the book. This activity provides a meaningful way to connect probability to a work of adolescent literature that related to, was interesting to, and motivated middle-grades students. The students who completed this two-day activity were engaged, eager to find solutions, and personally invested in the story line and main characters. They contributed valuable input and took ownership of the activity. (Contains 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Middle Schools, Hunger, Mathematics Activities, Secondary School Students, Probability, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction, Lesson Plans, Equations (Mathematics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: United States