Exploring Place Value with M&Ms

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Thank goodness M&M's® melt in your mouth and not in your hands! Fourth grade mathematicians are really going to enjoy this chocolate-filled math activity that teaches about place value with the help of these tasty treats. By using the M&M's as math manipulatives, chilren learn to read and write the numbers in expanded form up to the ten thousands place.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Give each child a sheet of construction paper to place their candy on during the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • You will need to buy chocolate M&M's® for this activity; consider asking for donations from parents
Pros

  • Enticing math activity that involves chocolate candies
  • Designed for Common Core math standards
Cons

  • None
Common Core