How Many Jellybeans…?

Fri 2 Feb 2024 | Latest News 2023 - 24, Maths, Year 6

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In Maths, we have been using the book ‘How Many Jellybeans?’ to solve problems – all linked to jellybeans! We began the week by looking at averages (or finding ‘the mean’) for how many jellybeans we would expect to find in a 100g bag, and then how many of each colour we would expect to find. We also solved some jellybean algebra problems, trying to identify what each coloured jellybean would be worth.

One of our challenges through the week was to consider a jellybean as a new unit of measure, and try and calculate how tall, long or heavy an object would be, but in ‘jellybeans’ instead of metres or kilograms. We measured some of our classroom possessions, some of the furniture, and even some of us! We then began to theorise and calculate how long the Tyne Bridge would be in Jellybeans, or even how tall St James’ Park would be, measured only in jellybeans.

And of course, we rounded off the week by measuring how tasty the jellybeans were! (Fresh ones of course!)