Today in Maths we have done an investigation to find out if there are the same amount of each colour Smartie in a packet of Smarties. The children all had a packet of Smarties to conduct there own investigation. They had to construct a tally chart, input the data and finally answer questions about what they had found out. We used Smarties to make the investigation fun, enjoyable and relevant to the children. They all loved being investigators for the morning. Over the next few Maths lessons we will be using the data we have collected to construct graphs and pictograms.
I'm sure the children will agree that the best part of the investigation was being able to take the Smarties home to eat.