Chocolate and Math!

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, October 14th, 2020

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, guess what? October has five special days devoted to chocolate according to holidays-and-observances.com!

• National M & M Day – October 13
• National Chocolate Covered Insects Day – October 14
• National Chocolate Cupcake Day – October 18
• Office Chocolate Day – October 20
• National Chocolate Day – October 28

 

 

So we’ve compiled the following lessons and activities that involve using chocolate. You’re sure to get your students’ attention when you bring out the M&M’s and candy bars!

Division with fractions

Baking chocolate chip cookies to explore fraction relationships, fraction equivalency, and fraction computation

Determining how many chocolate cookies are needed for a class

Comparing fractions using chocolate bars

Solving real-world problems using chocolate

Fractions and M&Ms

Fractions and calculating allowance to spend on candy bars

How to fairly share candy bars

Use chocolate for additional practice after a lesson

For more resources to engage students in real-world math at home, please check out our free classroom lessons, which can be adapted for at-home or remote learning!

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