# Graph Lesson - Using M&Ms to Explore Graph Creation Has Always Worked For Me :)

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 Math Game Homepage - Graph Activity Investigate a packet of M&Ms to find out how many of each colour there are in each packet. Hint - using a tally system will really help you here.
 Classroom Organisation Options: - a packet for each group of three students under pain of death on eating any before investigation complete - a packet for the teacher ONLY who demonstrates tally systems and eats the occasional M&M for effect :) Use 'Create a Graph' to graph the results of your investigation. NB Be sure to explore inappropriate graph types & why! Possible Question Stems: - What colour do you think will have the most M&Ms in the packet? - What colour do you think will have the least number in the packet? - What surprising results did you discover? - Which colour was most prevalent? - Which colour was least prevalent? - There are about 1/2 as many Yellow M&Ms as Blue. True or False? - Which group has more than...? - Which group has almost the same amount? - How many more...? - What is the total amount of M&Ms in this packet? How did you arrive at this number? Further Investigations: - Is there a correlation between children's least favourite M&M and the amount of that colour in a pack? - Design a questionnaire that has your classmates rate M&Ms from their favourite to least favourite colour. Graph the results of this questionnaire. - What surprising correlations did you find? - Hook up with another school and compare results. The Internet is a wonderful place! Sensational Headlines - "There are lies, damn lies & statistics" - Encourage your students to make up 'outrageous' statement based on the results of this graph and discuss. - I'm thinking something about 'boys' colours might be a nice place to start. More Cool Math Games
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