The 7th grade teachers at my school decided to do a fun candy wrapper project right before winter break. Students brought in a candy wrapper and we drew a centimeter grid over the wrapper. It works well if you tape the wrapper on centimeter grid paper so students can easily draw straight lines. After they grid their wrapper then each student decided on a scale factor to enlarge their wrapper. I encouraged students to go larger than a scale factor of 5 so image was a decent size. Students then drew a new grid matching their scale factor ( scale factor of 5 = 5x5 cm squares). Many students struggled with drawing straight lines so I had pre-made grids for my IEP students and anyone else who was struggling. After the grid was drawn students started drawing images in the matching squares. It was amazing to see the talent and engagement of my students throughout the project!

Final products

How amazing is this wrapper?! I am in awe of my students' talent!

Sorry I didn't take any pictures throughout the project - maybe next year :)

This is a great project to do with students right before any of the breaks throughout the school year. It took my students about 3 days (two days before break, 1 day after) to complete the wrappers. In the past I have done a similar project with cartoons. Both cartoons and candy wrappers work really well!

Many people have asked for a rubric to use for the project - the rubric I use is blank so the students can decide on the criteria they should be assessed on. As far as presenting the project to the students, I kind of "winged" the presentation and walked the students as a class through the first steps. The students took off with the project and didn't need much more guidance.

If you would like a copy of the rubric click HERE.

If you would like a copy of the rubric click HERE.

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ReplyDeleteI love this idea! I also teach 7th grade math and am trying to build a collection of hands on projects for next year. What a great way to have kids understand scale factor while having fun and then being able to COLOR it... oh man, they are going to love it! Thank you for the idea!

ReplyDeleteI liked this idea of having the kids scale up candy wrappers and tried this activity also. They had a fun time while learning in the process. They also got to eat the candy at the end! Thanks for sharing this idea.

ReplyDeleteWhat an awesome project! I'm a new follower - can't wait to read more!

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Excellent project! I have done this with cartoons last year but I want to use the candy wrappers this year. Do you happen to have a rubric to go along with this that you don't mind sharing?

ReplyDeleteSherry If you send me (email me) your email address I can forward you the rubric what we used. The students brainstormed the criteria they should be assessed on so there are blanks for the criteria. Let me know if you still want it!

ReplyDeleteI would love to see the rubric as well.

ReplyDeleteI am so excited to do this next week. Can you send me a copy of the rubric too?

ReplyDeleteSend me an email and I can send you the rubric I have used!

DeleteI'd like to see your rubric. This is a great idea! I think my students will really enjoy it.

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ReplyDeleteI emailed you yesterday to see if I could get a copy of the rubric and other handouts you've used with this project. I'm not sure if you received it or not so I thought I'd post on here just in case. If you need my email address again, please let me know. Thanks a bunch. I'd love to do this activity tomorrow.

I thought I sent it! I sent it again today- let me know if you didn't get it so I can get your email again!

DeleteWould you mind sending it to adam.a.lasalle@gmail.com as well? I teach 7th grade math and would love the rubric! Thanks so much!

DeleteCan you send me an email of the rubric please? kristen.phillips@boone.kyschools.us

ReplyDeleteWould you mind sending me the rubric you used as well? I'm hoping to get my students started on this project this week! Thanks for the great idea!

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When you had your students create the enlarged grid, what did they use? Plain white paper? Centimeter grid paper?

ReplyDeleteAlso, I'd love a copy of the rubric!

Thanks!

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I would also love a copy of the rubric! elbailey76@gmail.com

ReplyDeleteWould you please sent me a copy of the rubric also? I tried clicking on the LINK but I received an error. I love this project ... I have assigned it for the past few years (and somehow misplaced my instructions) and each 7th grades actually looks forward to it! My email is: andersonc@stsashburn.com

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Hi there! Could you send me the rubric for this assignment that you used? I love the idea and can't wait to do it in my class!! And any other information that was provided to the students. THANKS!!

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I would like a copy of the rubric. Thanks

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ReplyDeleteI would love the info on this. valerie.bradford@forneyisd.net Thank you!!!

ReplyDeleteThis is so awesome!!! I am also wondering about how your students create the enlarged grid. I would like to do this project next week monday. can you give me a rubric or more detals please and THANK YOU!! ayehle@tacoma.k12.wa.us

ReplyDeleteI would love as much info on this project as possible, including how you created the enlarged grid and a rubric. Any extra info would be appreciated. my email is samantha.athens@communityisd.org

ReplyDeleteI would love copy of the rubric too. Please send to adudenbostel@olmcatholicschool.com

ReplyDeleteI would love a copy of this lesson. Please send it jsanford@nacisd.com

ReplyDeletePlease send my as much info as possible!! How to enlarge, etc.

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I would love a copy of this lesson too. Please send to agardner@mansd.org, thank you!

ReplyDeleteLooks like a great project. We are just finishing work on scale factor so this would be a great way to wrap it up! Can you please send descriptor and rubric, please!

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Can you send me a rubric too, please?

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this is a great idea! can you please email me any other templates that you use for your students? my email is msrosasb@gmail.com Thanks!

ReplyDeleteLove this! Can you send me the lesson? I would love to offer this for extra credit over the holiday weekend.

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ReplyDeletePlease send to me as well!! :)

My students would love doing this! Could I get a copy of your lesson and rubric as well? ddunafin29@gmail.com

ReplyDeleteMy students would also love doing this! Could I get a copy of your lesson and rubric as well? sacheek@yahoo.com

ReplyDeleteThis looks great. Can you send me the rubric as well? carrierm@glastonburyus.org

ReplyDeletei really like this lesson plan, and would like to do superheroes with this project, especially since avengers movie is out this weekend. but i was wondering if you had a more detailed instructions or a lesson plan layout for this project? if so can you email it to me, egonzalez@lytleisd.com

ReplyDeleteI had my students do a cartoon enlargement project last year, but would love to change it up to candy wrappers! Thanks for the idea! Please e-mail me the rubric and lesson at dimitrageorganas@gmail.com. Thanks again!

ReplyDeleteCan I get a copy of the rubric as well as the lesson outline(like how you introduce this)?

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This is amazing. Can you send a copy of the rubric and how you scaled it up, etc. to jesse.kalinsky@gmail.com? Thanks again.

ReplyDeleteLike so many others, I am also requesting a rubric for this project. Looking forward to seeing what my students create! Thank you in advance. tessamber2002@yahoo.com

ReplyDeleteThis is wonderful. the rubric is perfect, thank you so much! Can you send me the directions of how you scaled it up, etc. to lmaddox@bhm.k12.al.us? Thank you!!!

ReplyDeleteIt's a great idea. Can you send me the rubric please? mearey2002@yahoo.com

ReplyDeleteWow - this is perfect! Would you mind sharing the rubric? lisa.stitt@boiseschools.org

ReplyDeleteThank you!

Do you have a set of instructions you gave your students or was this strictly done verbally?

ReplyDeleteI did not have directions on paper so I just walked them through different parts under the document camera.

DeleteI love this idea but I'm having trouble drawing lines on the laminated foil that covers the wrappers. I've tried pen, pencils and markers and the lines either don't show up or rub off too easily. Any suggestions? Also, could you send me the rubric. Thanks. pfetter@acboe.org

ReplyDeleteCan I also get the rubric. onikadouglas@ccs.k12.nc.us

ReplyDeleteI would love to see the rubric as well! I could not access it on the google drive.

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Can I please have a copy of your rubric as well please? My email address is dpanelli@dcjesd.us

ReplyDeleteThanks in advance! Your project ROCKS!

Could I please, please get the rubric, etc...sroberts@hopkintonschools.org

ReplyDeleteCould I please, please get the rubric, etc...sroberts@hopkintonschools.org

ReplyDeleteMay I also have the rubric please?

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Could I get the rubric & any other handouts you used for this project! Thank you! anielsen@hdcsd.org

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ReplyDeleteJust happened to get to your blog from Pinterest. This sounds like a great project, and I'd love to check out your lesson and the rubric. Think we're going to start this next week...after I've had a chance to do it myself. Thanks for the idea!

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Love this lesson. Could I please have a copy of your handout and rubric?

ReplyDeleteHave a fabulous rest of the year!

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Great activity! I'd greatly appreciate the rubric

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Love this activity! I have done this with cartoons, but would like to try the wrappers. I would appreciate a copy of the rubric and handout. steelypm@hudson.k12.wi.us Thanks!

ReplyDeleteCould you please send me a copy? My e-mail is christine.hoch@ketterercharter.org

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