The bag tells you the total number of ounces of candy.

That gives you some perspective.

I can adapt this for my 6th graders in

(1) having them predict
(2) then after the answer video discussing why their prediction was accurate/inaccurate
(3) ask if their predictions could have been made more reasonably and not just a guess
(4) ask them to determine the weight of each candy bar (using the package info)
(5) predict the number of bars that make up a pound
(6) take a standard Snickers bar and ask them to determine precisely how many minis make up a standard Snickers

Thank you for the kind words! I like your breakdown of how you’ll use this. Let me know how it goes!

I really, really like this estimation problem.

The bag tells you the total number of ounces of candy.

That gives you some perspective.

I can adapt this for my 6th graders in

(1) having them predict

(2) then after the answer video discussing why their prediction was accurate/inaccurate

(3) ask if their predictions could have been made more reasonably and not just a guess

(4) ask them to determine the weight of each candy bar (using the package info)

(5) predict the number of bars that make up a pound

(6) take a standard Snickers bar and ask them to determine precisely how many minis make up a standard Snickers

Thank you for the kind words! I like your breakdown of how you’ll use this. Let me know how it goes!