Lesson Plan : M&M - Graphing Mean, Median, Mode

 Teacher Name: William Mantzouris Grade: Grade 5 Subject: Math

 Topic: Graphing, Mean, Median and Mode with M&M's Content: Key Vocabulary: Mean, Median, Mode, Line Plot Graph Goals: Students will be able to graph their M&M's by different attributes Objectives: Students will be able to form questions based on the data they collect and the way they present their data. Materials: Smart Board, Smart Board Note Book page open with the outline of a line plot and different colored "dots" to represent the different colors of M&M's. One "Fun Size" bag of M&M's for each student. A worksheet for each student that allows them to inventory the M&M's in their bag and make use of the key vocabulary. Introduction: Each student will be given their worksheet and their bag of M&M's with the knowledge that they are not to open their bag until told to, not to feel their bag and not to eat any of their M&M's (at least until the end of the lesson). Explain to the students that we will be collecting date. We will be seeing how many M&M's are in each bag and what the break down of colors is in each bag. We will use the information we collect, enter it on a line plot, and find what is the Mean, Median and Mode of the number of M&M's that come in a bag, as well the individual colors contained inside. Development: I will show the students what they need to do with their bag of M&M's - how and where to record the data they collect from their bag. Practice: The students will begin to open their individual bags and record the information on their worksheet. Accommodations: Students can/will be paired with student helpers. Checking For Understanding: This includes Closure. Students will answer the Essential Question - Define, in your own words, Mean, Median and Mode. Determine the Mean, Median and Mode based on the "Class Graph" on the Smart Board. Closure: Students will answer the Essential Question - Define, in your own words, Mean, Median and Mode. Determine the Mean, Median and Mode based on the "Class Graph" on the Smart Board. Evaluation: I will get immediate feedback based on the answers I get from my essential question. I can use these results to help me plan a small group in the future for the students who need remediation on this/these concept(s). Teacher Reflections: TBD