Posts tagged with M&Ms

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pi

How can a kiss help us learn Calculus? If you sit and reflect on answers to this question, you are likely to journey down a mental road different than the one we will traverse. We will indeed use a kiss to motivate a central idea of Calculus, but it will be a Hershey kiss! In […]

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Icing (and some M&Ms) on the cake

Today is the Freshmen Cake Race at Davidson College. A few hundred cakes are baked by members of the town and brought to the college before the afternoon run.  The tradition began with the incoming class of ‘34 and their running a mandatory 1.7 mile race. Since then, it has been “On your mark…get set…go […]

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Sugar-coated CoM&Mander-in-Chief

Let’s play with some food and create mosaics with pieces of candy. We need to place the treats so the resulting image will visually approximate an underlying picture. In this post, you’ll have the opportunity to create mosaics with a variety of candies. For now, we’ll use M&Ms. Fortunately, they melt in your mouth and […]

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Riemann sum&ms

Did you know that M&Ms can be integral to a Calculus lesson? Be forewarned that you may have a decision to make. Using only pictures, like in this blog entry, you can take more of a theoretical chocolate analysis of Calculus. Or, buy a big bag of M&Ms and dig in, for hands-on learning, of […]