M & M Math

Using individual bags of “M&M’s”® Candies, students participate in hands-on activities to review and strengthen their understanding of of estimating, sorting, graphing, mean, median, mode, fractions, decimals, and percents. Additionally, students get a chance to eat some delicious candies, but not until they have finished the math lesson.

M & M’s Math Worksheet 1                                                                                                  Name: _____________________

Without opening or touching your bag of M & M’s, try to predict how many M & M’s are inside. Predict how many of each color you will have – add up your predictions for each color to get your predicted total for the entire bag.

After you’ve recorded your predicted amounts, open your bag and find the actual amount for each color and the actual total. Record your results below.

Colors

Predicted Amount

Actual Amount

Blue
Brown
Green
Orange
Red
Yellow
Total in Bag

How accurate were your predictions? Were they close, too big, or too small?


M & M’s Math Worksheet 2                                                                                       
Name: _____________________

1.  Number of:

Blue Brown Green Orange Red Yellow Total 

 

 

2. Use the information to convert each color into a fraction.

Blue Brown Green Orange Red Yellow

 

 

3. Use the information and a calculator (show your calculations!) to convert each color into a decimal.

Blue

 

Brown Green Orange Red Yellow

 

4. Use the information to convert each color into a percentage.

Blue Brown Green Orange Red Yellow

 

M & M’s Math Worksheet 3                                                                                 Name: _____________________

Use the graph below to record the number of M & M candies in each package for your table group.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

 

For the chart above

Find the mode: Find the median: Find the mean: Find the range:

 

 

FINALLY, YOU MAY EAT YOUR M&M CANDIES!  ENJOY!

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