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#3369. Skittle Fractions

Mathematics, level: Elementary
Posted Mon Feb 14 06:32:42 PST 2005 by Rick Freeze (freezecr@pickens.k12.sc.us).
Dacusville Elem, Dacusville, United States
Materials Required: packs of skittles,graph paper, pencil
Activity Time: 30 minutes
Concepts Taught: undrstanding parts of a whole

Skittle Fractions

Objective: The student will demonstrate the ability to use fractions to describe the parts of a whole.

Materials: pack of skittle candy for each student, graph paper, pencil


South Carolina State Standards: Ic1

1. Have each student open one pack of skittles and determine the total number of skittles in the pack.
2. Have the students then divide the pack into each different color. The students can then graph the different colors in a bar graph.
3. Students will then decide the fraction for each color of skittle in the pack.
For Example: If one student has 8 red skittles in a pack and the total number of skittles in the pack is 28, then the fraction of red is 8/28 or 2/7.
4. The students should determine the fraction for each color of skittle in the pack.

Assessment: The instructor will check the graph and the fraction of each student for accuracy.