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M & M Interesting

Students compute and collect interest payments in the form of M&M candies. In this mathematics instructional activity, students work in small groups to compute either simple or compound interest. They compare the growth of their accounts after six cycles. A recommendation to "pay" the students in M&M candies is made to make the instructional activity more interesting for the students.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Included Materials
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