Monday, October 10, 2011

O.R.E.O. Project

On Thursday, September 29, we participated in the O.R.E.O. Project  in which each of us stacked Oreos as high as we could and averaged our results. We were also able to Skype with Mrs. Hojnacki's 5th grade class  in Michigan, which was really exciting!

Since so many parents in our class donated so many packages of Oreos, we've been able to use them in math (to review collecting data and finding landmarks) and in English (to write a how-to piece on creating an Oreo sculpture!). This week we will also be using the rest that we have in science! (Stay tuned!)

To collect the data for our stacks, each student had two tries to stack as many Oreos as they could until the stack tumbled. Then we used the best out of the two tries to collect the following class data:

Maximum: 25

Minimum: 13

Range: 12

Modes: 15, 17, 20, 21, 22

Median: 19

Mean (average): 19

Check out the videos below to see us in action as we stack Oreos. 

In the Animoto video below, there are pictures of us stacking and sculpting Oreos! Also, stay tuned for the how-to writing that we are working on to go along with the sculptures we created.

A HUGE thanks to all parents who donated Oreos to our class; we couldn't have done this project, in the extent that we've been able to, without your help!
We appreciate you!!

1 comment:

Jose Popoff said...

What?! Oreos?! This is crazy! What´s next? Bagels? :) I see you guys had great time with the Oreos. Congrats to you kids and Ms. Allen on such a great work.

Greetings from Honduras, C.A.! Go find me on a map and tell me how many Oreos placed in line would you need to get to me. :D

You all have fun!

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