1. Each group will get a bag of jellybeans and
a worksheet. Give each group a minute or two to estimate how many
jellybeans are in their bags. Have them fill out their guesses on
2. Ask students to open the bag and count the number of beans.
Have them fill out the actual number on their worksheet.
3. Students will then sort and classify the jellybeans according
4. Students will record this information on a tally chart.
5. Using their tally charts, students will go to http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/Graphing/ to create a bar graph.
(This site hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics,
allows students to enter their own data to create basic bar,
line, pie, and area graphs.)
6. After printing out their graphs, students will enjoy their
Have each child fill out an assessment
sheet - this will all you to find out how each child felt
about working with a partner. It also gives you the opportunity
to compare the student’s perception of the project as well as
the reality. In addition you will want to each group’s tally
chart and printed graph to see if it was done correctly.
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