Hi! It’s Monday, October 31, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
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.
MathInvestigations.com’s 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.