Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Halloween Candy and Math

In true homeschool fashion we graphed our Halloween candy this year. The girls enjoyed sorted the candy, but got bored counting and graphing after about the 4th type of candy.

I have discovered, however, an even better way to use Halloween candy to learn math. Actually it was my older daughter's idea and if you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that she hates math. She is not particularly bad at it, she just finds it extremely boring. Anyway, the day after Halloween, she was doing her math after lunch and eating some Halloween candy when she decided to eat a bite of candy every time she got a problem right. She did so well and had such a good attitude, I have decided never to to do math with her again without candy. A week later and math is still going well. I haven't heard a complaint, yet. Yeah, for Halloween candy!

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