This year our class is participating in the O.R.E.O. Project! For this project, we started by making estimates about how many Oreo cookies we could stack on top of one another. Because we have been developing our estimating skills all year, most of us made very realistic estimates! Then we each got two attempts to stack the cookies as high as we could. We had a great time as we used our problem solving skills to figure out the best stacking technique. The hardest part was that once you place a cookie, you are not allowed to adjust it. Our highest stack of the day was 25 cookies tall!
We are working on graphing our results, then we’ll average them and enter our average on the results page. We are eager to see how our average compares to other classrooms around the world! On Thursday we’ll be Skyping with Mrs. Schmidt’s class in Pennsylvania to compare our data with theirs.
Did you know that the Oreo cookie is having its 100th birthday this year? Our state is also celebrating its 100th birthday! We made a video of our stacking and tried to make it look like the kind of movies people watched in 1912. Do you think it looks like an old-fashioned movie?
After we finished our stacking, we wondered about a few things:
- If we were stacking Double Stuff Oreos, how high would our stacks be?
- Would our results be different if we were allowed to place more than one cookie at a time on the stack?
- What other foods could we stack?