2 thoughts on “Snickers

  1. 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

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