M&M Company’s claim that 30% of the milk chocolate M&Ms in a bag are brown, 20% are red, 20% are yellow, 10% are orange, 10% are green, and 10% are blue. Is this true? How do you prove it?
Students will receive a baggie with a variety of colored M&M’s. Their job will be to see how many of each color they have and then convert that into a fraction, decimal and percent.
For example, if a student has 4 out of 10 blue M&M’s, it would be 2/5 for a reduced fraction, 0.4, and 40%!
DO NOT EAT YOUR M&Ms UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD!!
- Count the total number of M&Ms you have in your bag. Write that number down here: _____________
- Count the number you have for each color:
- Now, write a FRACTION for each color of M&M you have. Remember, the TOTAL number of M&Ms needs to be the denominator (the bottom number). You can find your denominator by looking at your answer for #1.
Raise your hand when you’re done. When the teacher has checked your answers, and given you permission, you may eat your work.
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