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A Taste for M&Ms

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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Description: The package of M&M's chocolate candies (plain) I had just opened contained 56 colorful, little oblate spheroids. It was obvious from a quick glance that certain colors were more common than others in this sample of M&M's. I counted up each color and confirmed my suspicion. Then I opened another packet to see if I would get comparable results. There were some interesting similarities and differences in the data, including the fact that the second package had three fewer M&Ms!

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Articles
Math Topics: Data Analysis, Data Sets, Statistics

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