Materials List: Judgement with Jellybeans

For the teacher’s role:

  • cylindrical tube with 2.54 cm diameter and 30.28 cm height (see “To share with the entire class” for details)
  • 16 oz re-sealable bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans (see “Each group needs” for details)
  • MATLAB license (if applicable) or (free) to display student-data
  • computer and projector
  • Document camera for student presentations (not necessary, but provides nice visual display of student work)
  • 1 oz bag of jelly beans (not necessary, but provides a nice reward for students who successfully complete the challenge) -  one per student; case of 30 available at

Each group needs:

To share with the entire class: