Relative Frequency - The M&M Scandal



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Description: Students will be presented with an "investigation" of Mars Inc.'s M&Ms. Rumors have been spread, stating that Mars Inc. makes more brown M&Ms than any other color, to save money on food coloring. Students must examine random samples of M&Ms, and use math to determine if the rumors are true.
Grade Level: 6-8
Curriculum: Math
Keywords: ratios, proportions, data, frequency, relative frequency, percent, percentages, probability, sample, sample space, event, likelihood, multiplication counting principle, fraction, probability diagram, fair, fair game, outcomes, possible outcomes, The Law of Large Numbers, tree diagrams
Author(s): Jessica Serrano

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