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Daylight saving time is controversial, disruptive, useful, saves energy, increases energy consumption, and is inconvenient ... Imagine locations where neighbors are differentiated by one or two hours and experiment with what it might be like to live in a neighborhood of varied times.
How well can you predict your candy haul? - Students consider how to determine their best predictions of their candy haul. The math ideas of measurement error and percent error are introduced. Students then predict their own Halloween candy collection numbers and compare their predictions to their actual haul using measurement and percent error.
Vampire bats - We've found lots of interesting metric and customary unit facts about Vampire bats and asked students to relate those facts to measurements that they are familiar with.
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Use your student’s Halloween enthusiasm to do a study on volumes. We’ve created an activity that asks students to calculate the volume of candy containers that are silly and intriguing. Skip the cone and the sphere to make this activity more useful for 5th or 6th graders or include the whole activity to challenge with a little bit of percent work.
We've also added a Halloween bucket volume for yet another challenge. bucket-pic.pdf