3 Act Math

Act 1

1. How many calories is that?
2. Write down a guess.

Act 2

3. What information would be useful to figure this out?
4. Write down some questions you have in your head right now.
Total M&M's
5 mms

Act 3


5. Write an equation to describe this situation.
6. How many M&M’s would be needed to have 1000 calories?

Common Core Standards
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
represent mathematical and real-world problems involving ratios and rates using scale factors, tables, graphs, and proportions


2 thoughts on “M&M’s

  1. If you divide the 21 calories by the 5 m&m’s, you get 4.2 calories per m&m. 4.2 x 54 =226.8. How did you get 230?

    1. Bill,

      Thank you for the comment. I originally just put 230 because it was on the package. I just changed the act 2 image to say that 5 M&M’s are 21.3 calories. That should work now. Double check me though!

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