Wallace Middle School "Skittles and Number and Number Sense"

Two male students work with skittles candy on desk to help with mathematics. Sixth grade mathematics students recently investigated and described the relationship between ratios, fractions, decimals, and percents. Each group identified the number of colors inside a packet of skittles.

Every student completed a chart comparing the colors of the skittles to the total package. They wrote their answers in ratio form comparing part to whole. Student then represented their results as a decimal and a percent. Lastly they drew pictures on a 10 by 10 grid and graphed their results. After each group finished the class compared answers. It appears that you can expect a fun size pack of skittles to have around 17 candies and the color red will have the highest ratio.  

Contact Person: 
Deborah Hughes