Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jellybean Math Fun!

I love mixing food and math together!! I know my kiddos love it, too! So here we go...it's jumpin' jellybean time!!

Provide each student with a bag of assorted jellybeans.
Have students look at their bag and make an estimate. Next, have students count to verify their actual total. As a a challenge for those smarties, have them find the difference between their estimate and total. Students will then sort their jellybeans by color and color their graphs accordingly.

Have students record their color totals using tally marks and finally with numerals. Next, students will analyze their delicious data by comparing quantities using greater than, less than, and equal signs.

Once students have compared quantities, they can write responses about their data. They will identify the jellybean color that they had the most of, the least of, and write equations using two and three addends. Included in this unit is a free response form for students to write about their jumpin’ jellybean graph and jellybean data.

Next, students will embark on a jellybean survey. They will ask their classmates whether they like jellybeans or not, collect, track, and organize the data.

Finally, have students create their own survey. What would they like to ask their classmates about in regards to jellybeans? Students will then collect, track, and organize their data.

Head on over to {TpT} to get your 9 pages of jumpin' jellybean math fun!!


Unknown said...

Yum! I love jelly beans!
First Grade Blue SKies

Miss Squirrels said...

I love any math that you can eat at the end!!
Very cute!

Going Nutty!


Ms. J said...

This is great!! I have seen so many blogs with documents posted in their blogs like yours how do you do this? I normally take a screenshot and post my pics (it never looks as neat as most bloggers pics).

Miss J

Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Alicia Lochridge said...

@ Miss J: I just took screenshots of my docs. :)


Katie Smith said...

Thank you for making great things to share! i love that we have blogs to share. Teacher made stuff rocks!!! I really need to learn how to make things to share! First Is a Fairytale

Miss DeCarbo said...

I love your jellybean activity! I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you could visit my blog. I teach 2nd grade right now but I'm moving to first next year. :)

Second Grade Sugar and Spice

Cupcake said...

Love this, thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower! I'd love for you to visit me :)
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Haley said...

Love this! It's on my wishlist!!

Teaching First Grade in Switzerland

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