# M&Ms Fractions

Today we are going to continue to work on fractions and learning about the numerator and denominator.

We have used lots of shapes and number lines to represent our fractions/wholes. Today we are going to use a collection as our whole. Our collection of M&Ms is our whole.

Step 1: Before you open your bag of M&Ms, guess the total number of M&Ms in the package. My estimation is…
Step 2: Open your package and count the total number of M&Ms. What is the total? What is our denominator?
Step 3: What fraction represents the number of each colour in your pack?
Step 4: Answer the following questions:
1. Which colour M&M represents the largest fraction?
2. Which colour M&M represents the smallest fraction?
Step 5: What is the fraction of M&Ms that are not brown?

Step 6: What is the fraction of M&Ms that are red and blue?
Step 7: Can you split your M&Ms into half? If yes, draw them and circle one half. If no, explain why you can’t split it in half.

Step 8: Can you split your M&Ms into quarters (four equal groups). If yes, draw them and circle one quarter. If not, explain why you can’t split it into quarters.

Step 9: Eat all of your M&Ms.

## One thought on “M&Ms Fractions”

1. makiala says:

thank you Mr Andrew on Friday for letting us do steps and then eat all the M&M’s with maths rotations because you are my favourite teacher because you are nice