# Smarties & Love Hearts

## Let's Count with Sweets!

Submitted by Andrea Slade on Mon, 2016-01-18 21:37

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A fun, sweet counting activity. Learners will learn basic counting skills and number recognition from one to nine. In addition, they will learn colour matching.
Print onto A4 and laminate – you will also need a packet of M & M sweets.

## Foam squares Functional Maths - ICT investigation

Submitted by John Thompson B on Sun, 2011-09-25 19:48

#### Level: L1, L2

Here is another Level 1-2 variant on the classic ‘Smarties’ investigation which incorporates the use of a PC and Excel. I stopped using Smarties and Skittles because of the health and hygiene issues.
I stumbled upon the Foam squares at www.craftpacks.co.uk ‘Giant Jar of Foam Squares for £4.75 + 20% VAT. The exercise is in two parts: the first part a bit like Smarties and then the second part covers ‘mean, mode, median and range’.

## Smarties fractions

Submitted by Janet Sutton on Fri, 2011-08-26 19:08

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Another great worksheet in the never-ending Smarties series. Three level 2 tasks covering evaluating one number as a fraction of another, and adding and subtracting fractions. You will need at least one tube of Smarties.

## Smarties graphs and pie charts

Submitted by Jane Redgrave on Mon, 2009-09-28 16:25

#### Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Smarties graphs and pie charts is yet another adaptation of our ever-popular resource. This version is aimed at L1-2 and covers pie charts, bar charts, averages and tallies.

## M&Ms Investigation

Submitted by Marion Crocker on Mon, 2009-09-28 16:25

#### Resource type: Investigation or project

M&Ms Investigation is an adaptation of the 2007 L1-2 Smarties resource from Judith White – it is particularly useful now as it seems that sadly the Smarties factory now uses an accurate counter and all tubes contain the same number of sweets! Covers bar charts, pictograms, tallies. Also discusses averages and analyses collective data.

## Skittles pictogram creator

Submitted by John Thompson B on Mon, 2009-09-28 16:25

#### Resource type: Resource generator

Skittles pictogram creator is a very clever Excel sheet to accompany our ever popular Smarties data handling resource and it a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills(many tutors are now using Skittles as an alternative to Smarties because there is more variation in the numbers/colours of sweets per packet).

## Smarties challenge

Submitted by Olwyn Dean on Sun, 2009-09-20 16:25

#### Resource type: Investigation or project, Revision material

Smarties Challenge makes a great general revision activity for L1 – L2. Covers averages, representing data, pi, fractions, percentages and more. With extension tasks.

## Smarties pictogram creator

Submitted by John Thompson B on Wed, 2009-06-03 16:25

#### Level: E3, L1

A very clever Excel sheet to accompany the ever-popular Smarties data handling resource and a great way of combining numeracy and IT skills.

## Smarties division

Submitted by Sue Rees on Sun, 2008-06-08 15:53

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A fabulous activity which takes learners through grouping, division by subtraction, and remainders – in a structured, logical fashion so that their pile of Smarties will gradually get eaten!

## Love hearts E1 literacy practice assignment

Submitted by Moira Garland on Mon, 2008-04-14 15:53

#### Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension

A reading comprehension exercise written in the style of a practice OCR E1 reading assignment (Task 1). It also includes OCR style tasks 2-4 (purpose of text, reading signs and symbols) – these are NOT about Love Hearts.
Love Hearts task 1 can also be used independently or alongside our popular Valentine’s Day E2-L2 Love Hearts Assignment (see below) in mixed ability classes.

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