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Population modelling with M&M's®

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Several activities in which population dynamics can be modelled by tossing M&M's® candy are presented. Physical activities involving M&M's® can be modelled by difference equations and several population phenomena, including death and immigration, are studied.

Keywords: EXCEL equilibrium; M&M®; difference equation; immigration; mathematical modelling; population growth

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996, USA

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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