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Cheerio Stacking Competition

October 26, 2016

How many cheerios can you stack on a skewer in one minute?  We levelled the playing field with a few rules: use your non dominant hand.  Pick up one cheerio at a time.  Stack one cheerio at a time.

After a few practice rounds we collected data for all members of the group.  We used the data to predict how many we would stack in two minutes and three minutes.  We plotted each group member’s data on a graph.  We determined who has the fastest stacking rate.

We will return to this activity to discuss what head start (cheerios initially on the skewer) would be needed to create a tie after one minute.  We will talk about how the graph would change if we stacked two cheerios at a time instead.

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