Fourteen activities that will please and intrigue your students as October comes to an end.

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This is a great idea! Motivate kids to get rid of all of that candy for a good cause. Operation Gratitude and dentists are encouraging healthy eating, motivated giving, and offering a good use for all of that leftover candy.…

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Students consider how to determine the best candy haul prediction. The math ideas of measurement error and percent error are introduced. Students then predict their own Halloween candy collections numbers and compare their predictions to their actual haul using measurement and percent error.

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Use our current data on Halloween spending in America to engage your students in an analysis of the ratios and percents of population, participation, and money spent in honor of October 31st. This activity takes kids through finding parts of wholes as well as ratio, percents and proportion problems. Beware: the tasks in this activity involve some large numbers as well as some challenging fraction/ratio/proportion problems.

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Jorge would have been 15 years old on May 5, 2020. We wondered how old that would have been in human years. Does that 7 times his dog years formula really predict all dog’s aging?

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It’s Halloween and this is your neighborhood. How long will it take you to trick or treat at every house in your neighborhood? Possible conversation with students: How long will it take you to get from house to house? You…

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Students calculate the volume of candy containers; bags, globe, basket, can, cone, and bucket.

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As the Halloween season begins, let your students play a spooky game. How does this work? Students can play this game online at Ghost Whisperer Crystal Ball and then Figure out why it works. Construct viable arguments Critique the work of others…

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I’m going to make a costume pattern to sell. People can buy my plan and make awesome, long, full, scary, ghost costumes. This scheme will be so simple. Perhaps I’ll get rich! In this activity young students can reason about…

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Which holidays are associated with candy? For which of those holidays is the most candy sold? What percents of annual candy sales does each holiday contribute? Consider using some independent think time, then small group discussion, then whole group discussion as…

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One of my favorite foods is a burrito. One of my favorite places to get a burrito is Chipotle. Their food is delicious and environmentally friendly. For Halloween 2016, Chipotle ran a promotion and charity drive. Chipotle offered $3 burritos…

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We thought that you might like to see some of the feedback that we receive about YummyMath. On May 22, 2018 Dear Leslie, First, I want you to know how much I have enjoyed using your website to address the…

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In this activity students approximate the volume (through finding surface area) of three different pieces of chocolate. The chocolates are shaped like a heart, a bat (for Halloween) and a chocolate turtle irregular shape.

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