Friday, March 25, 2011

St. Patricks Day

To start our estimation unit with lucky charms, we made predictions about how many of each marshmallow we would find in the box of cereal.

After making predictions for how many of each marshmallow, the students split and sorted the marshmallows.  They used tallys to keep up with how many of each shape they had.  After we finished, they came up with a class total by adding among their table, then reporting to me.  This was so great for working on their communication skills!!

After all of our counting and tallying, we worked as a class to make a bar graph representative of how many of each marshmallow that we had.  This led into a discussion about probability, and lesson about "most likely", "least likely", and "equally likely".

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