M&Ms Investigation

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.

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I used this with Sainsbury’s Jelly Beans as there are slightly differing total numbers of Jelly beans and although only 6 colours there is a good range of numbers of sweets in each colour. As the packets are quite large my students did this in pairs.