The aim of this activity is to provide students with an intuitive understanding of exponential functions, exponential decay and asymptotic behaivour, all done through the context of munching on M&M'S; your students will love it!
About the Lesson
Load up a cup with M&M'S. Pour them on the table. Eat all the M&M'S with M facing upwards. How many are left? Repeat! What a delicious way to learn about exponential decay. In the interests of limiting calorific intake, students are also introduced to simulations which introduce the notion of different rates and asymptotes. A truly memorable activity for all students.