Let’s take that big bag of jelly beans and practice some graphing! Have your child organize the jelly beans into colors and then make a bar graph showing colors on the horizontal axis and numbers along the vertical axis. They can also show their data in a pie chart or line plot. Next, ask them questions, such as:
Find the three colors that have at least 5 jelly beans,
Find the color that represents the most jelly beans. Find the color that represents the least. How many more jelly beans are there in the color with the most?
Then be sure to have your child come up with a few questions for you to answer!
Have fun with math!