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 |