Don't Spill the Beans

This Don't Spill the Beans lesson plan also includes:

Become a bean counter. Pupils use a fun activity to design and execute an experiment to determine whether they can grab more beans with their dominant hand or non-dominant hand. They use the class data to create scatter plots and then analyze the distributions to make conclusions.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Collate data from different classes to get a larger sample set
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires dried beans, a coin, a measuring cup, and a stopwatch
  • Learners should be able to create box plots, either by hand or using technology
  • Provides an activity sheet with a blank data table
  • Lists discussion questions and prompts to use with the class
  • None
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