 # Integrating Math Into a Spring Thematic Unit  Return to the article.

 Subjects Mathematics algebra, data analysis and probability, measurement, number and operations, problem solving Grades 2-4

Brief Description

In this lesson, students exercise math skills as they analyze the contents of a bag of jellybeans.

Objectives

Students demonstrate an understanding of number relationships, reasoning, estimation, measurement, computation, and creating patterns.

Keywords

algebra, candy, data, jellybeans, math, measure, spring, weigh, weight
• Jelly Bellies -- each group needs at least two of each flavor: island punch, popcorn, tangerine, watermelon, very cherry, and bubble gum
• small plastic bags
• one metric ruler per group
• one pencil per group
• crayons
• scale that weighs in grams

Lesson Plan

In Integrating Math into a Spring Thematic Unit, students work in groups to organize, record, and perform mathematical operations with a bag of jellybeans.

Assessment

Teacher evaluates student activity packet for accuracy, and students submit a group assessment.

Lesson Plan Source

Submitted By

Cara Bafile

National Standards

MATHEMATICS: Algebra

NM-ALG.PK-2.1 Understand Patterns, Relations, and Functions
NM-ALG.PK-2.2 Represent and Analyze Mathematical Situations and Structures Using Algebraic Symbols
NM-ALG.3-5.1 Understand Patterns, Relations, and Functions
NM-ALG.3-5.2 Represent and Analyze Mathematical Situations and Structures Using Algebraic Symbols
MATHEMATICS: Data Analysis and Probability
NM-DATA.PK-2.1 Formulate Questions That Can Be Addressed With Data and Collect, Organize, and Display Relevant Data to Answer
NM-DATA.PK-2.2 Select and Use Appropriate Statistical Methods to Analyze Data
NM-DATA.PK-2.3 Develop and Evaluate Inferences and Predictions That Are Based on Data
NM-DATA.3-5.1 Formulate Questions That Can Be Addressed With Data and Collect, Organize, and Display Relevant Data to Answer
NM-DATA.3-5.2 Select and Use Appropriate Statistical Methods to Analyze Data
NM-DATA.3-5.3 Develop and Evaluate Inferences and Predictions That Are Based on Data
MATHEMATICS: Measurement
NM-MEA.PK-2.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
NM-MEA.PK-2.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements
• NM-MEA.3-5.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
NM-MEA.3-5.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements
MATHEMATICS: Number and Operations