The children were very keen and interested in learning how to use probability to work out the chance of being infected by a disease. One girl in particular, who wishes to remain unnamed, wants to become a paramedic when she is older and found it interesting how mathematicians try to find ways to model how diseases spread.
Each pupil involved were given a number, they then picked two random numbers of the top of their head. By doing this there’s almost a guarantee that at least 1 person escapes the disease, all of this is done by chance. This ties in with stem as a lot of medical jobs rely on probability to work and save patients’ lives.