Candy maths

Third Grade Math Activities: Candy Math

What You Need:

  • 12 pieces of small, individually wrapped candy
  • Marker

What You Do:

  1. Assign each piece of candy a different number and, using the marker, write the numbers on one side of the candy wrapper. When you are done, your pieces of candy should be numbered 1 to 12.
  2. Arrange the 12 pieces of candy on a flat surface. Turn over all the candy pieces so that the numbers are not showing.
  3. Have your child choose two pieces of candy and turn them over to reveal the numbers.
  4. Instruct them to multiply the numbers together.
  5. If your child gets it right, tell them to turn the candy pieces back over so that the numbers aren't showing. If they guess incorrectly, encourage them to try again.
  6. Mix up the candy pieces and repeat until they've worked on most of their times tables.

After you've practiced, you can satisfy that sweet tooth by enjoying some candy to celebrate all your hard work!

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