chocolate story was The M&Ms Addition Book by Barbara B.
McGrath. Not only did we use m&ms for addition, but we also
estimated, sorted, graphed and learned some new math vocabulary.
with graphing our favorite color of m&m. Blue was the most
popular in our class! After reading the book we were all ready
for some m&m math. We used fun size bags of m&m minis. First we
estimated how many were in the bag. Next we sorted by color and
made bar graphs showing our results.
We made a
class pictograph to show which colors were most popular in the
bags. Once again blue came out on top!
did some m&m addition and added our colors together. We
discovered that most bags have about 50 m&m minis in them. Our
class bags ranged from 47-52.
our class used KidPix to create pictures inspired by the book.
We used new math vocabulary words-"set', "addend", "sum" and
"turnaround fact" in our pictures. Using m&m minis gave us the
opportunity to work with adding larger numbers.
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