Wednesday, March 18, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Fun

We had a few surprises on St. Patrick's Day. Including a leprechaun named Louie who left us a note and made a mess of our room!
We had fun participating in an online project to find out how many marshmallows were in a box of Lucky Charms. We made predictions and shared them with a class in Iowa via our Twitter feed. We then sorted, counted, and graphed our results. When we finished we added up the total for each of the marshmallow shapes and were quite surprised by the results. Our original job was to find out if there were more hats (clovers) than any other marshmallow in the box. We not only found that to be true, but were surprised at how few of some of the other shapes that were in a our box. (We had an XL Sam's Club sized box)
These were our results from our box
of Lucky Charms
Later in the afternoon, we Skype's with Mrs. DeGroot's class in Iowa to share our results and compare our results with theirs. They were not able to find the same size box as we had so their teacher bought 2 small boxes to equal the same size as our box. Would you believe that they had more marshmallows in almost every single category and that they had 200 more marshmallows all together?? We had a pretty interesting discussion in our class after analyzing the results.
Mrs. DeGroot sent a tweet about our
Skype call on Twitter

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