Hellooooo My Little Sweeties,
There is so much maths you can do with m&ms, it’s hard to believe there is any other sort of maths.
You can study:
Counting, times tables, set theory, Bar graphs, Fractions, % and decimals, Mean, median, mode, and parabolas (using a really cool peg-powered catapult).
But my favouritest ,developed by Patrick Len, is using m&ms to demonstrate half life in radioactive substances and therefore write an exponential equation.
Throw a fixed no. m&ms on a table. Mathspig chose 128 m&ms for a very good reason. Eat the ones with the m showing. Count remainder. Throw again. Eat the ones with the m showing. Count remained. Keep doing this. You will end up with results like the following. (Not identical as chance is involved)
Wow! m&m’s and exponential equations. How yummy is that!!!!!!
More yummy maths:
m+m maths 1: find the volume using m+ms!
m+m maths 2: Guess, NO, calculate the number of m+ms in a jar!
m+m maths 3: how many m+ms will kill you?
m+m maths 4: How many m+ms will kill my dog?
m+m maths 5: how many m+ms will kill my cat?
m+m maths 6: How many m+ms will kill my pet rat?
m+ms maths 7: how many m+ms will kill my pet mouse?
Mmmmmmm! Can’t talk. Face full of chocolate.