These 3 sweet-filled activities and student project centered on data from bags of Fun-Sized M&Ms are a hit with my 5th graders! Students find the fraction, decimal, and percent of each color in their M&Ms bag and create a project displaying their data on a table and a circle graph. Students share their percentages with the class and work in groups to analyze the data. Line Plots are created from the number of M&Ms in their bags and Stem & Leaf Plots are created from the percents of a specific color. Included are several images of sample data, graphs, student work, answer keys, and teacher notes to help you as you implement the lessons in your classroom.
These activities are a great way to review converting fractions decimals, and percents; creating stem & leaf plots; creating line plots; range, median, mode & mean; and analyzing real life data. You could also use them as a platform to teach the concepts, as well.
~ Student M&M Fraction, Decimal, & % Table
~ Student Project instructions
~ Multiple examples of Student Projects
~ Percent Circle Instructions
~ M&M Fraction, Decimal, & % Project Criteria Sheet
~ Class Data Table
~ 2 Class Data Samples
~ Class Data Analysis Questions
~ Class Data Analysis Questions Answer Key
~ Line Plot Example
~ 2 Stem & Leaf Plot Examples
~ Teacher Notes
***YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THIS INTERACTIVE M&M-THEMED POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON MODE, MEDIAN, MEAN, RANGE, & DATA ANALYSIS!***
Link-Mode, Median, Mean, Range, & Data Analysis Interactive Powerpoint
M&M Math: Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Graphs, & Data Analysis
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I hope your students love these sweet activities as much as mine do, and thanks for stopping by All4Math!
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