4th - 6th Grade
Are all boxes of candy hearts the same? This Valentine Hearts Investigation created by Laura Candler engages the class in collecting data from 10 boxes of colored valentine heart candies to answer this question. As students work, they apply statistical concepts such as range, mode, median, and mean. This activity comes with a Smartboard Notebook 10 file, but the Smartboard is not a requirement for teaching the lesson. Promethean boards users should be able to convert this file, and the lesson can also be taught with an overhead projector or chalkboard.
In this zip file, you'll find teacher directions, student activity pages, a class data chart, and a pdf file showing a typical classroom's results.