Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fun Statistics with Smarties.


The Kiwikids Maths Class had an exciting maths lesson on Statistics. Our inquiry was: What is the most common colour in a small pack of 'Smarties'.
We each moved the lollies into a bar graph on paper and found that each group had different results. Mrs R asked us to find out: What was the most common colour? What was the least common colour? How many Smarties did our pack have altogether? How many colours in our box? Look at our graph can you read which colour was the most common colour across the whole class?

Yummy, we got to eat them all at the end.


12 comments:

Mrs A said...

I really wish you guys had invited me for maths!! I love Smarties!! What a fun way to learn about Statistics.

Mrs R said...

My Maths class is fantastic. I was proud of the way you worked with the Smarties. I'll have to think of another fun way to learn about statistics. Perhaps you could leave a comment about what you've learned so far. Keep up the great work!

Ms F said...

Well done everyone you look like you're having lots of fun while working very hard. I have done graphing using M&Ms before but not smarties! Lucky you. In Pod 1 this week we were doing writing about NZ tasty treats - marmite sandwiches and then chocolate fish, jaffas, pineapple lumps and Whittaker's chocolate. Look out for our photostory at our assembly coming soon.

Ms F said...

I have just had another look at your graph, I am surprised that most colours were equal amounts! But they don't really taste any different because they're all chocolatey. It would be good to try fruit bursts next time!

A.F. said...

The Smarties were really yummy. I know that you can group them up and add them all together.

G.C. said...

Thank you for the Smarties Mrs Reid. They were really yummy. I learned that you can group anything up like shapes.

L.A. said...

I can see you had millions of fun I wish I could have some lollies

J.G said...

Thank you for the smarties Mrs Reid .I learnt about grouping and it was really yum.I had 7 and you are a really cool teacher. i wish you could bring some more.


J.G

Room 11 SPS said...

Thank you Mrs Reid for the smarties.It was lots of fun grahting was really cool. hope I get some more. It was really YUM!!!! you are a really cool maths teacher. Thank you Mrs Reid I really hope i can stay in your Maths class. I think maths is really cool Because learning new stuff is fun. I Thought it was going to be hard but it turend out easy.
by J.G

Room 11 SPS said...

Thanks Mrs Reid it was really fun I learnt that you can learn statistics with anything. I loved the smarties they were YUM!!! you are a really cool maths teacher Mrs Reid. You think of the best ways to learn maths. The smarties were the best of all, and the statistics was really cool to. I think maths is really cool also its really fun. I thought it was really easy and the best part was when we got to eat them.


F.L

D.D. said...

Thank you Mrs Reid for the Smarties. I thought it was a really fun way of learning statistics. I ate about 9 smarties!! and they were DIVINE!!! I could have eaten the whole packet. You are a really awesome maths teacher.


From D.D

D.D. said...

Thank you Mrs Reid for the Smarties. It was great fun graphing with smarties. I got to eat about 9 of them but I could’ve eaten the whole packet. I learnt that you can graph with anything. It was so much fun that I could explode with Smarties. YOU ARE A REALLY AWESOME TEACHER MRS REID!!!