Focus for viewing
Introduce the video to the class. Explain to them that the teacher on the vide, Mrs.
Tolliver, will be presenting her class with a problem that we are going to solve.
Viewing Activity
Start the video at the beginning and Stop after Mrs. Tolliver asks, "How many
M&M's are in this jar?" Ask students, "Is there another way to count
all of the M&M's in the jar without actually counting each one?" Elicit
responses. After discussion explain that we will attempt to answer the question
another way:
Hand out individual packages of M&M's. have
students count and graph the M&M's with the
horizontal axis= color, and the
vertical axis = number.
After individuals have counted and graphed their results,
students will need to transfer their information with the students in their group.
Students will need to put their M& M's into the large
jar.
Once students have put their M&M's into the jar they will
need to determine which color would most likely be chosen by someone reaching
into the jar. (from their graph)