We asked ourselves 2 questions
1. Is the weight on the box correct? (11 oz. 312g)
We used a math
scale and found
that the weight of the
Froot Loops, box and contents
actually weighed 14
oz. 400g.
We then emptied the fruit loops into a container
and weighed the
contents alone.
This time the weight
was 12 oz. 330g
We found that the
weight
on the box was not
correct.
2. What is the Dominant Color of the Froot Loops in our
box?
First, each child was given a container of Froot Loops. Next,
each child recorded (in their math journal) their estimate of how many total
Froot loops they had, and which color would be the dominate color in their
stacks. Then, we sorted by color. After each person sorted, we then used our
math skills to find the total of each color according to class groups.
Finally, we calculated the class total. The last step in this process was the
graphing activity. We used the hundreds grid from our math materials to graph
and design our Front loops.
We found Ms. Wager's students theory to be correct! ORANGE
WAS THE DOMINANT COLOR in our box of Froot Loops! We then used the LCD panel
to view the results of other classes. It was very interesting to see the
other colors that were dominant in the boxes from other classrooms. We are
now eager to look in our boxes at home.
