Purpose: To demonstrate the impact of inflation on prices, and Gresham's law.
Length: 30-40 minutes (or longer, if vigorous conversation)
2-5 lb. Bag of M&M candies (or Skittles, etc.)
Box of small ziplock baggies, putting five M&Ms in each bag, with five baggies for each student
Printouts of “M&M Bucks,” five coupons for each student (attached below is a sheet with 6 on each page) plus the same number (as the whole class) more for “government.”