SNeakerhead project

Economics, Statistics, Proportions/Percents, Design

In the Sneakerhead Project, students gain insight into the economics of sneaker production and consumption by simulating parts of retail buyers' jobs. This project provided a real-world context for them to apply 7th grade Common Core standards for statistics, proportions, and percent change. Read the short blog post I wrote after the first iteration of this project.

 Students customize sneakers, creating one “core” design and one “fringe” design

Students customize sneakers, creating one “core” design and one “fringe” design

 Students generate random samples to determine which 6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th graders they will interview about their sneaker style preferences

Students generate random samples to determine which 6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th graders they will interview about their sneaker style preferences

Students visited 6th and 8th grade classes on campus, and walked to the local public high school to visit an 11th grade class to gather data about sneaker style preferences.

Designed by Corrina Hui for East Bay School for Boys (Spring 2015)

Designed by Corrina Hui for East Bay School for Boys (Spring 2015)