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Students at General Mitchell School are entering a new unit on Data and Statistics.
- Students surveyed the 5th and 6th grade population on their favorite items (for example: ice cream, colors, or radio stations). With these statistics, students tallied up the data, created a frequency table, histogram, and double bar graph.
- The next activity included probability and combination of dice sums. Students determined the likelihood of each sum occurring over the duration of 50 dice rolls.
- The students then counted and calculated the frequency of colors appearing in bags of M&M's and Skittles. Students found fractions, decimals, and percents for each color. Discussion revolved around whether or not color choices are a random draw or purposely picked due to consumer demand! We will follow up our findings with a trip to the Jelly Belly Factory in Pleasant Prairie!