This unit provides students with the opportunity to conduct mathematical investigations using popcorn. Students will measure length and volume of popped and unpopped kernels along with the mass. Students will compare and contrast their data from three types of popcorn, and calculate the average, ratio, percent, and probability. Temperature readings will be taken and graphed, and scatter and stem and leaf plots will be created to represent student results. The mathematical skills emphasized in Popcorn Math are measuring, collecting data, calculating for average, ratio, percent and probability, and graphing.
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Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area.
The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments.
BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany
Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept.
80 N Fourth St, Third Floor
Allegany, NY 14706
Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621