Super Bear: Comparing Mass

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A super bear is a whole lot of gummy bear. Scholars hone their estimation skills by completing an activity. Given the masses of a mini gummy bear and a regular gummy bear, they must determine the number of each needed to have the same mass as a super bear.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a contest to see which classmate can guess the closest number before doing any math
Classroom Considerations

  • A free PBS account is necessary to access the interactive
  • Requires some items of different sizes, such as small and large marshmallows
  • One piece of the larger Math at the Core: Ratios series
Pros

  • Requires participants to explain their reasoning
  • Includes support materials for the activity
Cons

  • None