Friday, March 11, 2011

It's Magically Mathematic


Looking for a fun {and relatively cheap} math lesson to do next week that will "Charm" your kiddos.  If so, all you need to do is run out a buy a box of Lucky Charms cereal this weekend. 


Begin by making a class prediction about which shape of marshmallow the kids think there will be the most of in your box of Lucky Charms.  Then divide the box up evenly amongst the kids in your class and let them get to work sorting all of their marshmallows on the sorting mat.

 

The next step involves having your kiddos tally how many of each marshmallow they had.


The last step is a big one . . .you will combine all of the information from each students tally mark chart onto a class tally mark chart to find out which kind of marshmallow you had the most of.  Beware . . . this is a big job, but the kids will love it.

{Here's an example of the chart we used on our Promethean Board to record our class results.}

We even took it one step further last year and made a hallway tally mark chart using the data from 4 classrooms.  It was so interesting for the kids to compare how our results compared with the hallway results.

If you are an Active Studio Promethean user and would to use the flipcharts we have, just drop us an email and we would be glad to send them your way!!!

33 comments:

  1. This is so cute. Could you send me flipcharts? theparkers04@hotmail.com
    Thank you!!

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  2. I would love the flipcharts. brivera@wnyschools.net
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!

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  3. randifleming@wcps.org I love it!

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  4. So cute! I love Lucky Charms graphing. I also like to do the potato race experiment. Here are the directions to the potato race experiment at Google Docs:

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B6AmSa_yfrAgYjg2YTZkOGUtMzYyOC00YzFmLWE0OTctNTZjMDg1ZWUzNDA1&hl=en

    I also created activity pages to go with each step: writing a hypothesis, recording the results by making a graph, noting observations, and drawing conclusions. They are available for download at my TpT page.

    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Data-Fun

    firstgradefactory.blogspot.com

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  5. I would love the flipcharts for the Lucky Charms math activities. Thanks. Send to psafrit@carolina.rr.com

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  6. I would love the flipcharts as well. They are great :) reaganb@wcs.edu

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  7. I would like the flipcharts too! jkroske@gmail.com
    THanks so much!

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  8. I would love a copy of those flipcharts! Thanks! jenleigh78@msn.com

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  9. My kiddos will love, love, LOVE this! And, what's more fun than eating your math?

    Thanks for sharing! Love your blog!
    Alexandra

    www.thefirstgradesweetlife.blogspot.com

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  10. So cute!! I would love the flipcharts! kphillips@bradleyschools.org

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Kristen

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  11. Can't wait to try this! Its in my plans for Monday. We are doing EVERYTHING St. Patty's Day on Monday due to spring break. The kiddos will LOVE this!

    www.thenewteachernoggin.blogspot.com

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  12. I would love the flipcharts as well!! Very cute idea!
    danikteacher2@aol.com

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  13. I would love to have the flipcharts! I usually put them under the document camera but the Activboard is so much better! thanks so much for sharing: cdalton@rock.k12.nc.us

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  14. Thanks a bunch! I would love to have a copy of the flipcharts! Please send them to bethany.rose@henry.k12.ga.us Thanks!

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  15. I would like the flip charts please.
    Tammy Daniels
    Tam118dans@gmail.com

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  16. i would love a copy of the flipcharts please! jen.whicker@gmail.com

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  17. I would love the flipcharts as well! gapgurlm@yahoo.com

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  18. I would love a copy of your flipchart. My e-mail is sandra.buttry@cowetaschools.org
    Thanks so much. Sandy

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  19. I have just seen this posting (albeit a year later!!)....but I would love to have the flipcharts....
    mcmorton34@aol.com. Thanks so much..

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  20. I would LOVE to have a copy of the flipchart. mandyrichardson@pickens.k12.sc.us
    Thanks!!!

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  21. I would love a copy of the lesson on the Promethean, please. jmacolini@comcast.net

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  22. I would also love to have the promethean board flipchart! Thanks, veronica.maurice@dist428.org

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  23. I would love to have the flipchart for this cute activity if you're still sharing it..I just came across it in your blog~!

    Cindi
    absees123s@gmail.com

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  24. I would love to do this lesson tomorrow could you send me the flipchart zbeebe@ncpsk12.com. Thanks :)

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  25. Hi, I would also love a copy of your flipchart if you can send it. tledlow@jefcoed.com
    Thank you very much,
    Tori

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  26. Would LOVE to have the flip charts -- thank you for the adorable activities!

    creynolds@mesquiteisd.org

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