In this lesson students use a bag of skittles to practise their skills of converting fractions-decimals-percentages as well as representing the data in various forms. Plus they get to eat skittles at the end!
Australian Curriculum Links:
- Describe probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages (ACMSP144)
- Make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages (ACMNA131)
- Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables (ACMSP147)
- Interpret secondary data presented in digital media and elsewhere (ACMSP148)
- Construct simple prisms and pyramids
- Handout Skittles Maths worksheet and explain the instruction of what is required. (Make sure that you say they can’t eat the skittles to the end of the task.
- Teach whichever students the skill of writing the skittles as fractions then how to convert to decimals and finally percentages.
- Talk about the mean, median and mode if applicable
- When constructing the nets, it helps to run a mini workshop lesson to assist this.
- Students can produce their findings on a poster to help demonstrate their understanding.
- Work Samples
- Anecdotal notes
- Skittle Maths Handout Sheet
- Brown Paper bags
- 2 x 400g grams of skittles.
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