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Jelly Bean Grab

Aliina Puumala
1st grade
Montgomery Elementary School
DeKalb County Schools


In this task, students will grab handfuls of jelly beans and record results on a graphic organizer, then use results to construct a graph.

Illustrative Task
Tell students to predict the number of times (out of five draws) they will grab 10 jelly beans. Have them record their prediction on their graphic organizer. Ask the students to grab a handful of jelly beans. They should record the number grabbed on their graphic organizers. The students should decide if the number is more than, less than, or equal to ten and record it on their tally sheets. This process should be repeated four more times. When students have finished recording their results, ask how they can create a graph to represent their results. After graphs are created, students will write questions to help others interpret their graphs.

GPS Addressed
M1N1. Students will estimate, model, compare, order, and represent whole numbers up to 100.
  1. Represent numbers less than 100 using a variety of models, diagrams, and number sentences. Represent numbers larger than 10 in terms of tens and ones using counters and pictures.
  2. Correctly count and represent the number of objects in a set using numerals.
  3. Compare small sets using the terms greater than, less than, and equal to
M1D1. Students will create simple table sand graphs and interpret them.
  1. Interpret tally marks, picture graphs, and bar graphs.
  2. b. Organize and record data using objects, pictures, tally marks, and picture graphs.

Video Information
Use these questions to guide your thinking about some of the important teacher ideas in the lesson featured in the video clip.
  1. What kinds of questions does the teacher ask to promote students’ problem solving?
  2. How is the teacher gauging students’ current understandings and building from those understandings?
  3. Consider the GPS standards listed with this video.
  4. What makes this lesson different from lessons you have taught on this topic?

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