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A Meter of Candy


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    NCTM Illuminations

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A Meter of Candy

In this series of 3 hands-on activities, learners develop and reinforce their understanding of hundredths as fractions, decimals, and percentages. Learners explore using candy pieces as they physically make and connect a set/linear model to area models.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement
    • Number and Operations
      • Decimals
      • Fractions
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning and Proof
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

Includes assesments for student learning

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Cartwright, Lisa

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, ©2010

Funding Source:

  • Thinkfinity/Verizon Foundation

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