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I have done a whole series of candy math posts to go along with the books by Jerry Pallotta. This time we did licorice shapes and angles based on the Twizzlers Shapes and Patterns book. I have a printable licorice math set for you to download, too!
We got a big bag of licorice and had SO much fun building licorice shapes and angles, lines and patterns. Who doesn’t love doing math with candy?
I started by teaching the kids about lines. We discussed parallel lines, intersecting lines and perpendicular lines.
Next, we got out our protractor and made some angles with the licorice, too. I taught them how to use a protractor. My kids did not know how they worked yet, so it was a great lesson. I taught them about the different types of angles- acute, right and obtuse.
After that, we started building some shapes. We made triangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons, etc.
Patterns came next. We loved building all kinds of patterns by adding in the black licorice.
I made a printable licorice shapes and angles math set for you guys to use, too! This includes a guide to angles and lines, a printable protractor, licorice angles to measure, and some licorice shapes as well as some licorice pieces to cut out and use if you do not want to use the actual candy.
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See more candy math ideas:
M&M Math Patterns
Hershey Weights & Measures
Goodness sakes, I did not even know such activities existed, let alone BOOKS like this were actually real books! Thank you for sharing so many great resources.
Cynthia Contreras says
I love it! This was just the jumping point I need to help my students comprehend angles.
At the end of the year, my classroom is transformed into a giant geo city built by the kids.
(I teach 6th grade)…any ideas on easy to use and more involved templates?
Your feedback is appreciated.