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Subjects

  • Mathematics

Grade

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
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Brief Description

Students explore probability by predicting the probability of the occurrence of each color in a sample of M&Ms.

Objectives

Students are introduced to the concept of probability.

Keywords

Probability

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Lesson Plan

Note: Students can complete this activity individually or in small groups, depending on the amount of materials available.
  • Print and distribute the Probability with M&M's work sheet to each student or group of students.
  • Provide each student or group with a cup of M&Ms.
  • Review the work sheet with students and answer any questions they have about the activity.
  • Have students follow the directions on the work sheet to complete the activity.
  • Discuss the results.

Assessment

Evaluate students on their ability to follow the directions on the work sheet and respond appropriately to the questions.

Lesson Plan Source

Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Submitted By

Chris Povich

National Standards

Math:
NM.K-4.11
NM.5-8.11


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