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University of Arizona

#### Skittles & M&Ms Probability Experiment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners are introduced to the scientific method by hypothesizing, counting, analyzing and concluding which company packs candy more reliably - Skittles or M&Ms.
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#### The Candy Color Caper

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore the concept of probability. They calculate the probability of an event happening and graph their results. Students determine the probability of winning a sweepstakes. They construct a bar graph to represent all the...
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American Statistical Association

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Candy is always an effective motivator! A fun math activity uses M&M's and Skittles to explore two-way frequency tables and conditional probability. The candy can serve a dual purpose as manipulatives and experimental data.
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#### Using Ratios to Taste the Rainbow

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students solve problems using ratios and proportion. In this algebra lesson, students analyze skittles and their different colors as they apply the properties of ratios and proportions to solve their problems.
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#### Fractions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore fractions. They use Skittles and M&M's to practice adding and subtracting fractions. Students review the numerator and the denominator of fractions. They count the number of each color of Skittles and M&M's...
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#### Radioactive Decay: A Sweet Simulation of a Half-life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils demonstrate rates of decay of unstable nuclei can be measured. They understand ratios and multiplication of fractions. They simulate radioactive decay. They read about the accomplishments of scientists.