Population Simulation with M&M’s

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/mathline/concepts/earthday/activity3.shtm\

If doing a lesson on modeling of physical systems, this might be a fun way to get started.

“This activity involves two simulations with M&M’s® to explore population growth and decay. The follow-up activity, Population Simulations with Calculators introduces NOW-NEXT or recursive equations as an accessible way to model this behavior and expand to other population models.”

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