A Sweet Task

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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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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Divide your class into small groups and rotate them through several probability activities
  • Have learners recreate the experiment with different items or snacks at home, and report on their findings
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires a large bag of M&M's and a large bag of Skittles, though you may need more for a larger class or multiple periods
Pros

  • Uses manipulatives to explore the concepts
  • Aligned to Common Core standards
  • Lists the prerequisites for the lesson
Cons

  • None