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Monday, October 31, 2011

Candy & Math = FUN

Harvest Festivals and Halloween are synonymous with candy. If you've got extra candy around the house, try these activities using candy to learn about math.

Age Range: All (Most of the activities are for grades K-8, but fun for all. Some of these websites are ad-supported. Parental supervision required.)

Candy Corn Math Ideas - This website offers an article that contains all kinds of great ideas for how to use candy corn to teach math - from simple concepts for young students to more advanced math problems. In fact, the article refers to the "Internet Math Challenge From the University of Idaho" as a potentially fun math problem for geometry students. (You'll find the solution Here .)

Education World : 35 Chocolate Activities
Get a list of fun ideas using M&M's, chocolate Kisses, candy bars and more to explore math, science, and language arts.

Math Investigations  Candy Math Worksheet
Use M&Ms or other candies to review estimation, grouping, addition, and graphing with this free, printable worksheet.

 Dupage Children's Museum :  Halloween Candy Logic
This children's museum offers activities with candy that improves estimation, measurement, logic, problem solving, and algebraic thinking.

 Make Play Dough : Halloween Candy Math
Scroll down the page to find a list of activities you can do with an assortment of candy including setting up a candy store and making a number book. Other activities teach estimation, measurement, fractions, and more.

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