Skittles Math
Created by Lisa & Rita Thomas & Wallace

ID #: 1207

Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade Level: Pre-K

Lesson Summary
The children will each be given a baby jar of skittles, they will sort them by color and input the information on a spreadsheet and we will graph the information. This lesson will teach them math skills in sorting, graphing and using computers

Learning Objectives and Computer Functions
This lesson plan uses 0 objectives.

Problem Nature
They will learn how to use skittles to sort, pattern and graph which are math skills used everyday. We will count, sort and graph our data.

Problem Data

Notes on Using Data
They are not allowed to eat skittles until the activity/lesson is completed

Problem Statement
We will be doing math with skittles today. We will predict how many skittles are in the jar, then actually count how many skittles are in the jar, then sort by color and see which color there is the most of in our class.

Data Manipulation
The learner used computers at level

Integration Strategies

Organization Strategies
What color skittle was the most common in the class.

Elaboration Strategies
What other candy, fruit, color bears, poker chips or other items could we use to do this math lessson.

Results Presentation

We will make a bulletin board of the results

They can verbalize the information off of their sheets

Activities Before Using the Computer
They will predict and how many skittles are in the jar and the teacher will write it down. Then they sort the skittles by color and the teacher will write down the number of each color. The teacher will also write down which color had the most.

Strategies to develop students' attitudes towards the problem, motivation, and overall mindfulness:
Ask each student what is their favorite color skittle?
Ask each student which color skittle do you think has the most.


Activities While Using the Computer
Students will work at the computer groups

Group Information:
They will working in pairs and one with be providing the information and the other will manipulate the mouse.


Activities After Using the Computer
We will display the information on the bulletin board and orally present results.
Then the students will eat the skittles

Supporting Activities
They can sort their skittles by color. They can count their skittles. They can make color patterns with their skittles. They can draw skittles and color them.

Students will be assessed by means of:

Included in the assessment:
We will assess the students by putting their work in their portfolio and by their oral presentation.

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