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FOSS Stories- Math Challenges
Created by Becky Hagan and Karen Heeth

Investigation 1: Mixtures and Solutions p.1

Sand is made up of many different tiny rocks or seashells. You picked up a pinch of it
and looked at it under a microscope. You made a chart showing the different colors and
number of pieces that you saw. Below is the chart that you made.
Colors      Number of
Pieces
Red         5
Yellow      2
Black       6
White       4
Pink        1
You have a bag containing these pieces. What is the probability that you would pick a
Black piece? Yellow? White? Which color would you expect to pick the least amount of
times? Why? Would any colors have an equal probability? Why?

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Mixtures & Solutions

FOSS Stories- Math Challenges
Created by Becky Hagan and Karen Heeth

Investigation 1: Mixtures and Solutions p.1

Below is a list of ingredients that you could use to make a snack mixture. Choose which
items you would like. Create a recipe. How much of each item will you use to make one
Ingredients:
Pretzels                        Peanuts
Chocolate candy pieces          Dried Fruit
Walnuts                         Candy Corn
Cereal                          Chips
Marshmellows                    Granola

How much of each item would you need to make 5 batches of your mixture? Why would
this be a mixture instead of a solution?
Mixtures & Solutions