Lesson Plan

Food Fractions: What are the Odds?

Students are sure to love this sweet lesson that teaches them fractions and probability with candy!
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Learning Objectives

Students will use fractions to state probability from known quantities and make predictions from a random sample.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Food Fractions: What are the Odds?Bag O’ Stuff: Fruit
  • Gather students and hold up the bag with colored items inside.
  • Tell students what is in the bag and what colors the items come in. Write these colors on the board.
  • Ask students what color they predict will be pulled out first.
  • Have a volunteer to pull out one of the items. Put a tally mark by that color on the board. Repeat this process until all of the items are pulled out.