For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you know that each year I do several projects sponsored by “Projects by Jen”, If you haven’t been to her site, I am right now telling you to go check it out. (Wait…finish my post first!)
Every fall I participate in her “Oreo Project”, an international project where students stack Oreo cookies, collect class data, submit the data to the project, and can track the real time progress of the numbers as they roll in! Here are the results as of last Friday:
So…it is GREAT fun to see the “Real World Numbers” roll in and know we are a part of the data! Here’s how it went down.
|First we went over the rules and each child got their turn to stack during math workshop.|
|I had a Chromebook nearby and each student filled out a Google form to record their results.|
|At the end, I printed off the spreadsheet (without student names) and asked a small group of students to identify the highest number for each student and then to compute the average so we could submit it to the project.|
|Here are just a few.|
So I thought it would be fun to do some taste testing and data collection. We started with the mint Oreos (I gave mine a “10”) and moved to the watermelon Oreos (I gave mine a 3.)
|Seriously. Does this look like a good idea to you?|
|Now THAT’S a graph! So neatly done…and we made some pretty astute observations.|
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