background image and Alpha-Bits logo courtesty of Jennifer Wagner

Our ESL students participated with schools across the United States and abroad in the Alpha-Bit Online Project 2004. We were trying to determine if there were more vowels or consonants in a 15 oz. box of Post Alpha-Bits. We also wanted to find out which vowel-A,E,I,O, or U appeared most often.


First we divided the Alpha-Bits into three groups- vowels, consonants, and indistinguishable.

 


Next, we counted the each group and recorded the results.

 


Then we tallied our results.

 

 


The Results

We counted a total of 2,739 Alpha-Bits-1,277 consonants and 650 vowels. Eight hundred and twelve (812) letters were indistinguishable, we couldn't tell if
they were consonants or vowels.

Our Vowel Count

Vowel
Total
A
322
E
14
I
30
0
266
U
18

 

 

 


Of course we had to eat the Alpha-Bits after our hard work of grouping, counting and tallying.

 


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