m&m math

M&M Math (or Chex Mix or Fruit Loops)

Sort, count, add and compare . . . with food! Okay, m&m’s aren’t very healthy – think of the motivation to snack and count at the same time. Or you could try these activities with Chex Mix, jelly beans, Fruit Loops, or trail mix. (Am I on a food kick or what?) Grab your m&m bag and try these fun math activities. Preschoolers Sort the m&ms into color groups. Draw circles around the groups. Count First and second graders Estimate how many total and in each group Sort the groups Compare – Greater than? Less than? Equal? Add the groups together Subtract one color group from the total amount Third and up Estimate total and in each group Sort into groups Graph Divide the total into equal groups. Two groups, three groups, four groups Related Books M&M Counting Book More M&am...