If you had to bet on the number of a certain colored M&M inside a package, which color would be the best to bet on? What number should you guess? Is there a best guess?
This fun statistics activity has students digging into mean and standard deviation while working collaboratively in a Google Sheet to gather enough sample data to form an educated answer to the questions raised above. (Students will need Google accounts... this part is up to you!)
-Google Sheet template for gathering class data
-Student Handout with formulas and example table (Word & PDF)
-Teacher Lesson Guide with some pointers and notes from my own experience with the activity (Word and PDF)
At the end of the day, you get to eat M&M's!