This lesson is an enjoyable hook for graphing. The kids absolutely loved getting to eat the teddies. I am sure fruit would have been just as popular…but this was a no muss, no fuss lesson to organise though.
I used this wee package for teaching statistics and data with my Year 4 class. I gave the students a teddy in each flavour after they wrote their predictions. After they tasted them we made a whole class bar graph with our voting slips. I used empty packets at the bottom of the graph in each flavour as labels.
Then each student completed their own graph and answered the questions. I gave the numbered graph to the weaker students and the blank ones to the students who could handle it.
We talked about why information like this would be useful to the Arnott’s biscuit company. We talked about supply and demand, ingredients they would need to order etc.
Voting slips in 2 styles
Prediction slips in 2 styles
Graphing activities in 2 styles.
Data analysis questions
Labels for a whole class grap