Halloween Math in Palo Alto

In Pigs go to Market, Amy Axelord incorporates math into a fun Halloween-themed story. When Grandma and Grandpa Pig eat all of the Halloween candy, Mr. and Mrs. Pig and their piglets are forced to take a trip to the supermarket to purchase more candy for their guests. Much to their surprise, Mrs. Pig wins a free five-minute shopping spree. On the car ride home, the pigs and their piglets decide to open up the boxes of candy to celebrate their good fortune. In a brief period of time, they manage to scarf down all of the Halloween candy they just got at the store. Given the price per pound, quantity, and weight of the candy, the child is directed to calculate how much candy the pigs ate and how much it would have costed them to buy those items had she not won the free shopping trip in Palo Alto. The Pigs make going to the market an adventure and this story will leave your child eager to go to the Palo Alto stores with you so they can weigh out items and calculate the cost! Pigs go to Market is a fantastic way for your child to practice these skills and build on their math knowledge. Head over to Books Inc in Palo Alto to pick up this wonderful story.

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