 Open your bag of M & M’s and count the number of each color in your bag. Enter this data into the table below.
 Figure out what percent of your bag is made up of each color. Enter this data into the table below.
 In order to make a circle graph of your data, you must find the central angle that corresponds to the percentage of each color. To do this, you multiply the percentage for each color by the number of degrees in a circle (360º). Enter this table into the table below.
 Using the circle drawn below, make a circle graph of your data. Start with the radius that is already drawn for you, and measure the central angle for the brown M & M’s. Draw the radius needed to make a sector with that angle measure. Use this new radius to measure the central angle for the yellow M&M’s, draw the sector, and work your way around the circle until you have a sector drawn for each color. Make sure your graph has a title, includes the colors, and the percentage for each color.

Brown 
Yellow 
Red 
Orange 
Blue 
Green 
Total 
Number in your own bag 







Percent 







Angles for your bag 







 Complete the table below for the entire class’s data:
 Brown  Yellow  Red  Orange  Blue  Green  Total  Number of each color         Percent of each color         Angles for entire class        
 Make a circle graph of the entire class’s data:
 According to the official M & M website, the colors should appear with the following frequency:
Brown 
Yellow 
Red 
Orange 
Blue 
Green 
30% 
20% 
20% 
10% 
10% 
10% 
 How well does your personal bag compare with these figures?
 How well does the frequency for the class as a whole compare with these figures?
 Make a circle graph to represent official M & M website figures.


