Monday, November 3, 2014

Gummi Bear Graphing

There's a pizza buffet we go to sometimes which, for awhile (before they took the costs of my children into account, presumably) had Gummi Bears as one of the "salad bar" items. (??) The children treated them like manna from heaven. They'd get a bunch of gummi bears and then line them up in rainbow order and compare them with each others' and eat them carefully one color at a time.

So, I decided to buy a bag of Gummi Bears and put all that OCD behavior to good use making graphs. We created various types of graphs and charts of Bear Color, and made estimates, and drew conclusions, about the number of bears per color per bag. Very interesting (and the children thought the bears were SUCH a special treat!).

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