Graphing M&M Data

Now that you have your M&M data, you can share it with other people. CODAP is a free online tool that lets scientists like you easily create graphs of data they collect. This helps you interpret the data. We started an M&M collection data set, but you are going to finish it!

Using the sorter, simulator, or real M&M data, enter the number of each color you counted by clicking on the correct box in the “You!” row and typing in the number in CODAP by using the button below to open the CODAP application.

After all numbers are in, hit the “Enter” or “Return” button and the graph should update with your number. 

To change the graph and look at different colors, click the name of the color in the chart and drag it to the right side of the graph, it should highlight yellow. When the highlight appears, let go and watch the graph update. 

When are you have completed working in CODAP, click through the three slides below to complete this activity.