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Candy Bar Graph

Yes, these are heart candies from Valentine’s Day! =) I can’t pass up a good deal. You can also make a candy bar graph with m&ms, fruity cheerios, gummy bears, fruit snacks, etc.
candy bar graph

Simply take a piece of paper and label the colors and begin to sort and organize the colors into a bar graph. We talked about which color had more and less and which colors had the same amount. Then, the best part, we ate them. A great way to introduce beginning math concepts and vocabulary.

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4 Comments

  • Reply The Mom I Want To Be

    This is one of my son’s favorite activities! I keep mini bags of m&m’s on hand to do it as a reward. I found that it’s easier for him to compare the different amounts on the graph if we line it up in on grid paper. I take something like this http://math.about.com/od/worksheets/ss/Grids_7.htm and put it in a sheet protector.

    April 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Scrappy Gifts

    What great ideas you have for activities. Now following

    April 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Jess

    Thanks for the heads-up about the woombie giveaway. You know I ordered one the day I read your post! I could definitely use another though 🙂

    April 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    How fun!!!

    April 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm
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