Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tried It Tuesday - Jelly Bean Math

Happy Tuesday,
I am joining Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried It Tuesday linky!
Yesterday I tried the Jelly Bean Math activity I won from my great bloggy friend, Diane, at Fifth in the Middle.  Even though Easter has come and gone, I wanted to welcome my third graders back from break with a tasty and educational math activity.
In this activity the students get practice in estimating, measuring, comparing and contrasting data, writing fractions, and recording rations.  Although some of these concepts were new to my third graders, it was good to expose them to skills that they will encounter in the not so distant future.
Sorting jelly beans into groups of 10.
Estimating and measuring the width of the desks.
Estimating and measuring how many jelly beans equal a foot.
Our group data - I did not count the jelly beans when I put them in bags.  I was surprised at how alike the amounts were!

 Jelly beans are still available at Target or Walmart.  You can find more info about Diane's lesson here, and check out Holly's site for more Tried It Tuesday ideas!


  1. The students must have just loved this activity! I am going to add it to my wish list. Thank you so much for linking up:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Your fourth graders will love it Holly!

      Thanks for the comment -