For example, the

*is a sweet statistics lesson that requires students to measure, estimate, collect, compile, and graph jelly bean data in order to analyze it and draw conclusions. Give each student a plastic egg filled with an assortment of jelly beans, and let the fun (and learning) begin!*

**Jelly Bean Egg Challenge**The basic activity directions, printables, and a class data chart are included in my

**April Activities for Upper Elementary pack**. Here are 5 more ways to dig even deeper into that lesson.

**Explore Fractions, Decimals, and Percents**

After having your students sort and count jelly beans by color, ask them to represent the number of each color as a fractional part of the total. If appropriate, have them convert those fractions to decimals and percents.**Introduce Graphing Concepts**

Use the jelly bean color data to introduce basic graphing concepts and have students create their own graphs on blank graph paper or a blank grid. Discuss questions like these: Which type of graph would be best for this type of data, a line graph or a bar graph? Why? What increment size should be used? What labels should go on the horizontal and vertical axes?**Create Spreadsheet Graphs**

Demonstrate how to enter individual jelly bean color data into a spreadsheet and choose the appropriate type of graph from the given options.**Measure and Compile Data**

Have kids measure the circumference of the plastic eggs and weigh them before removing the jelly beans. Create a class data chart showing the egg weights and numbers of jelly beans inside each one. Estimate and predict the number of jelly beans inside a sealed egg based on its weight. Predict the number of jelly beans in a sealed egg based on it's weight.**Analyze Class Data**

After the class data is compiled, have students determine the range, mode, median, and mean weight and numbers of jelly beans inside each egg.

**is a great lesson for the week before Easter, but it would also be a terrific lesson for National Jelly Bean Day which falls on April 22nd.**

*Jelly Bean Egg Challenge*What's the sweetest part of the lesson? Eating the jelly beans at the end, of course! Enjoy!

Love these sooo much.

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