Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Skittles Math


I found this awesome Skittles Math activity at Erica Bohrer's blog. It has been one of my math centers this week and of course, the kids love it!  Who wouldn't love eating candy during math time?  I used the sorting mats and graphing page, and skipped the graphing questions page as a modification. I was surprised how naturally they grasped the concept of sorting and graphing their skittles.  I was also shocked that nobody gobbled their skittles up before they graphed!  After we ate up our skittles, we discussed the concepts of most and least, and compared and contrasted the graphs.  This is definitely an activity I will be doing again next year.

1 comment:

Kendra said...

It was super cute once they had eaten some groups when they kept saying "I have 0 of those now!"