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Mr. Gerrity's Math NewsOlympic Edition

Dear Parents,

My math class was quite excited to walk into class one day to see bags of M & M's on the desks. Well, there happens to be a great deal of math in one bag of this treat. The children pondered the thought, "is there a method to the number of each color in a bag of M & M's?"

The students predicted, estimated, averaged, and ate the M & M's to discover the answer to the question above. Please ask your child how many M & M's are in a "standard" bag of this candy. Please make sure you ask them if any color occurs more often in a bag, they will know the answer now that they have studies all the math that can be found in a bag of M & M's!


Tim Gerrity