#9 Math Minute: Graphing Candy

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You know, you can think of almost everything as a math problem!

~Mrs. Fibonacci from The Math Curse, by Jon Scieszka

The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka is my absolute favorite picture book!  You can watch it here on You Tube or you can check out the book from your school library.  Mrs. Fibonacci is right…everything can be thought of as a math problem and this week’s Math Minute has you doing just that…with your Halloween candy!

How can you spend your Math Minutes this week?
  • The graph pictured at the top shows a stacked bar graph of Elizabeth’s (4th grader at Sunset) Halloween candy compared to her cousin Gabe’s candy.  This is a tradition they started 3 years ago.  Cool huh?!  Create some sort of graph of your Halloween candy and submit it to your EY Coordinator.
  • Take a picture of your Halloween candy and write a question or a story problem about the candy.  (i.e. What percent of the candy is chocolate?  If I got 2 snack sized Snickers at one house and another 4 more at my neighbor’s house, how many more do I need if my brother will trade me a king-sized Kit Kat for 10 Snickers?)
  • Check out some Halloween facts and statistics at the Huffington Post.  Post a comment about something new you learned.

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