Girls’ Fashion Goes in Hand with Mathematics
On March 19, 2012, Preston Middle School in Fort Collins, CO, held their annual Math Carnival involving booths from students and yours truly, Pretty Brainy. Each booth had a different math-related game that students could play using tickets purchased at
the door. Aside from showing off their latest and past teen girls t-shirts, Pretty Brainy created a game of mathematical probability surrounding what “Lauren” would wear to a party. Students looked at a chart that showed “Lauren’s” options based on girls t-shirt styles, colors, and scarfs and came up with fractions and percentages according to each question about the clothing. One of the questions from the game included, “What are the chances that Lauren will wear a short-sleeve girls T-shirt in pink and an orange scarf?”
While engaging the students in math and probability, Pretty Brainy also brought accessories for the students to try on and show off in hopes of having a visual aid for the exercise. The idea of having different clothing items that corresponded with the probability questions helped girls figure out the answers while having fun and feeling
fabulous. Equipped with a mirror to note the final touches, as well as having their friends on hand, it was clear that the girls had a blast. And to think it was because of a math problem.
To see how much fun the girls had, check out the images below.