This is a collection of 10 candy corn puzzles that you can print in color, cut out and put onto plates. The student takes the indicated number of pieces of candy corn and distributes them on each character so that the the sum of two adjacent characters comes out to the arrow connecting them.
For example, if there is an arrow pointing between mummy and witch, and it says "4," then you can either place 4 on the mummy and 0 on the witch, 1 on the mummy and 3 on the witch, 2 on the mummy and 2 on the witch, 3 on the mummy and 1 on the witch, as well as vice versa. The trick is to make sure that numbers "balance" so that the numbers on the arrows match the sum of the candy corn on two characters.
This is a great activity for students who finish their work early and need something challenging, or just to brighten up the mood as Halloween approaches. Students can do them alone and record their answers, or do them collaboratively in pairs. There's even a blank sheet where students can put in their own numbers and challenge fellow classmates to solve their problems.
This includes answer sheets with the actual puzzles; you can print them out and place them in a folder so that students can check their work, although these are pretty much "self-checking."