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For those of you who have my activity called M & M Math, this is similar but can be used for younger children. This would be best for 1st and 2nd grade, and a review for 3rd graders. Some kindergarteners who are able to read might enjoy this as well and for special ed teachers, you might want to use this to motivate even older students.
This is a fun math activity using Skittles candy as the units to count. The Skittles are brightly colored and, of course, candy is always an incentive for an exciting activity. Each child is given a package of Skittles and he/she uses those to figure out math problems.
The operations include addition, subtraction, equal, greater than, less than and some some preparation for multiplication using groupings of the candies.
This can be used as a paired task or in small groups of three. Then the students would share equally the Skittles when it is directed that they may eat some of them.
I often use this as a reward activity or on a rainy day.
Home school parents can easily use this with their children.