Monday, April 11, 2011

Math Mind Map - Jelly Beans!

Bunnies, Eggs, and Jelly Beans, Oh My!

Here's a copy of this week's Math Mind Map.

(Click above to download.)

Students can use real jelly beans to show fair shares for two and three people using the jars pictured on the workmat.
The problems we used included varying amounts of jelly beans.
Here are a few examples:
"I have eight jelly beans.  How would I share these jelly beans with my friend?"
"Show a fair share for two people and six jelly beans."
"Show a fair share for three people and nine jelly beans."
"How would three people share six jelly beans?"

After completing several examples, the students were asked to complete the math mind map independently to demonstrate understanding.  The children used the jelly bean clip art to record a fair share.  Each student completed his/her own fair share. (Please note:  It is not necessary for each student to use all of the jelly beans included at the bottom of the pdf.)  Students wrote sentences to explain their math thinking.

Have a great week!


  1. I love this, thanks for sharing. I enjoy doing any math that involves food.

  2. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Hi Michelle,

    If you'd like, join the Math Monday Blog Hop! ;)



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