With Halloween less than 24 hours away, I am so excited- I am nearly jumping out of my seat! I bet your child in Redwood City is too! But it’s not Halloween yet, so let’s squeeze in a few math problems before tomorrow when your child won’t be able to focus due to their excitement, fun plans, and sugar rush.
Here are some fun Halloween-filled math problems for you to practice with your child:
1. There are plenty of wonderful spots to trick-or-treat in Redwood City and Silicon Valley neighborhoods! People tend to be rather generous with their candy-giving and the first house you go to allows you to take 3 pieces of candy (1.7 oz each). The next person gives you a king-sized candy bar (2.5 oz). By the time you get to the third house, they are all out of candy.
a) How much candy do you have so far in ounces (oz)?
2. Your brother comes home after trick-or-treating with his friends. He has a huge bag filled with candy and tells you “I bet I have more candy than you”. You look at your bag and challenge him that you in fact have more candy than him. Your brother has 3 bars of candy that are 2.5 oz each, 1 that is 2.8 oz each, 2 bars of candy that are 3.2 oz each, and 10 candies that are 1.3 oz each.
a) If you have 27.8 oz of candy, who has more candy- you or your brother?
b) How much more candy do you (or your brother) have?
For more math problems and fun, check out Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park: http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark