Fall is in full swing and that means the time-honoured tradition of Halloween is approaching. Whether is it trick or treating or getting dressed up, Halloween is a fun activities for any family.
It is also a wonderful opportunity to incorporate math learning opportunities.
Our team of elementary math tutors has put together this wonderful list of Halloween math games:
1) Candy Math Game: Place a small sticker at the bottom of the candy with a math question. You can vary the questions depending on the age of the student. Turn the candy over and if your child answers the question correctly, they get to keep the candy.
2) Using pieces of candy as math manipulatives can be a lot of fun. A complex concept can be a lot easier from being able to hold number concepts in your hand.
3) Sorting and Counting: For younger kids, have them sort their candy and then use it as an opportunity to learn how to count.
4) Guessing Game: Each person guesses how much candy they have in their bag at the end of the night. If you have enough people you can even graph it.
5) Pumpkin pie and fractions. Bake or purchase a pumpkin pie and slice it up to learn about fractions.