Grade Level: 1st
Topic: Jelly Bean Math
PURPOSE The purpose of this lesson is to get the students familiar with how to estimate. The students will estimate how many Jelly Beans are in a bag. Then the students will graph the Jelly Beans on chart paper. The students will compare and contrast colors of Jelly Beans. The students will use the friendly web sites listed to enhance their learning about numbers, proportions, and patterns.
State Goal 6: Demonstrate and apply a knowledge of sense of numbers, including a basic arithmetic operations, number pattern ratios and proportions.
CAS B : Make reasonable estimates when measuring objects, distances, time, and temperature.
CFS.1 Estimate weight//mass, quantity, or temperature by reading and interpreting.
Questions to ask the students.
1. How do you estimate?
2. Why should you estimate?
3. Can estimating help you?
Materials: Jelly Beans, paper, pencil and crayons.
This is the graph the student will use.