**Math in a Minute: **Candy Edition

Volume 3 Issue 8

# Estimation

**Have your kids estimate these tasty candy facts! This a great time to discuss reasonableness!**

- If Brach's laid out the candy corn kernels it sells each year end to end, they would wrap around the Earth _____ times.
- How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? On average, a licking machine designed by engineering students at Purdue needed _____.
- NECCO cranks out _____ candy buttons each year.
- _____ ounces of chocolate chips equals one cup.
- Americans purchase nearly _____ pounds of candy a year for Halloween.
- The day of the year that has the most candy sales is _____.
- The average American household spends $_____ a year on Halloween candy!
- A person eats and average of _____ pounds of candy each year.
- _____% of parents admit to sneaking candy
- There are _____ U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced nonchocolate confectionary products in 2011.

**ANSWERS**

- 4.25 times
- 364
- 750,000,000
- 6
- 600 million
- October 28th
- 44
- 24
- 440

# Candy Corn Math

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