October 31st is Halloween, a holiday especially beloved by children for all the candy that is on offer. This month Curriki has gathered educational resources related to these sweet treats.

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Cotton Candy

by Isaac Newton

Students use the idea of volume of a cylinder to figure out the length of a single fiber of cotton candy.
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Candy Judging

by Mary Richardson

In this activity, students conduct an investigation to determine which of four chocolate candies is preferred. Each student will taste one each of four candies and will rate them from most to least favorite. Students will then construct a picture graph and a bar graph to determine which types of chocolate were selected as the most and least favorite. Students will also generate a method to decide which candy was the overall class favorite. Conclusions are drawn based on the analysis in the context of the question(s) asked.
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Candy Cane

by jessica subramanya

Beaded pattern candy cane
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Candy Lab

by Terrie Teegarden

This is the first statistics lab. Students look at the distribution of colors in a particular candy as they increase the sample size. Each size group is illustrated using both bar graphs and pie charts. Based on their observations, the students will predict what the actual distribution for each color. Student Learning Outcomes • The student will construct Relative Frequency Tables. • The student will interpret results and their differences from different data groupings. • The student will illustrate the data using pie charts and bar graphs.
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Rat's Candy Plan

by Karen Fasimpaur

A decodable fiction passage from K12 Handhelds and FreeReading Licensed CC BY SA
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Candy Dish Selection

by Janet Pinto

In this lesson students become unwitting subjects in a demonstration of natural selection to see what it does with individuals in a population. Students select candies from a bowl and have an opportunity to think about what traits brought about the "survival" of some candies.
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This activity will help to review adding and subtracting fractions with students or to teach them these concepts. Students will not only illustrate exercises from their textbook, but they will also come up with an exercise and solution for other class members to solve.
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