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!
  1. If Brach's laid out the candy corn kernels it sells each year end to end, they would wrap around the Earth _____ times.
  2. 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 _____.
  3. NECCO cranks out _____ candy buttons each year.
  4. _____ ounces of chocolate chips equals one cup.
  5. Americans purchase nearly _____ pounds of candy a year for Halloween.
  6. The day of the year that has the most candy sales is _____.
  7. The average American household spends $_____ a year on Halloween candy!
  8. A person eats and average of _____ pounds of candy each year.
  9. _____% of parents admit to sneaking candy
  10. There are _____ U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced nonchocolate confectionary products in 2011.
ANSWERS
  1. 4.25 times
  2. 364
  3. 750,000,000
  4. 6
  5. 600 million
  6. October 28th
  7. 44
  8. 24
  9. 440

Candy Corn Math

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