Each group were given a tube of Smarties and they had to create a table/graph of their results and then work out fractions of each colour. They then had to answer questions linked to their results such as, “How many tube of Smarties would I need to buy if I needed 100 orange Smarties? How much would it cost? How many Smarties of each colour would there be if all tubes were identical? How many green Smarties in 20 tubes? How many more red than orange? etc.
The children then had to use Smarties to decorate a fairy cake. After that, they had to use scaling to calculate questions such as, “How many of each colour for 5 identical cakes/10cakes/a class full of cakes/year group/school?”