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.