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How many cheerios fit on the circles?

February 25, 2019

Grade 9s worked hard to model the number of cheerios that could fit on a variety of circles.

The end goal is to be able to predict how many cheerios would fit on a different circle, like a cookie tin.

We measured dimensions, decided what variables to track, and then made data tables

We’re making graphs to see what the trend looks like.

We’ve had estimates that the trend is positive because the numbers are getting bigger in the columns, and that it will be weak because it’s hard to know exactly how many cheerios will fit on a circle, and because cheerios are of varying sizes.  We’ll see tomorrow how it turns out.

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