Students will estimate the number of candies in a jar using three different methods, and will assess the strengths and weaknesses of each method. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: 8.GC.9, 7.RP.A.2, 7.RP.A.3.
The fun stuff:
How many candies in the jar? This hands-on activity gets students thinking creatively and experimenting to guess the number of candies in a jar. Estimation, precision and accuracy are all lightly explored in this one-day activity—perfect for Halloween!
The zip file includes:
★The mission. (4 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•Students strategize the best ways to calculate the number of candies in the jar.
•Three methods for calculating: measuring dimensions, pouring water and mass of water.
•Comparing results and discussing accuracy and precision.
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