Halloween Candy Math

It’s that time of year again, candy’s everywhere!  Entice your child to practice math by using their Halloween candy. Help your child understand the concepts of sorting, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and fractions — in a sweet way!

Mixed Candy

Using mixed candy, have your child estimate how many of each type of candy are in the bag. You may want to scoop some candy out instead of using the entire bag.  Open the bag… and let the fun begin!

Sorting candy

Graphing the candy

Making Patterns

Addition & Subtraction math equations

*Then move on to adding 3 different types of candy.

          

Measurement

Which is the longest? Which is the shortest?

Multiplication

Fractions 

*Remember the total number of candies is the denominator.

 

M&M Math 

M&Ms are a great way for younger children to practice math strategies. The hard part is keeping them from eating the M&Ms before they’re finished!

Sort and Count

Graphing Candy using a Bar Graph

Making Patterns

Addition & Subtraction math equations

*Then move on to adding 3 different types of candy.

       

Measurement

Which is the longest? Which is the shortest?

Multiplication

Fractions 

*Remember the total number of candies is the denominator.

Another Idea!!

Have your child look at candy ads in the newspaper or online.  Add and subtract different combinations of items. This is a great way to practice adding and subtracting decimals!