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Licorice Shapes and Angles

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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!

Licorice math - angles, shapes and patterns with printable set

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.

licorice shapes and anglesNext, 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.

Licorice Shapes

After that, we started building some shapes. We made triangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons, etc.

licorice math shapes

Patterns came next. We loved building all kinds of patterns by adding in the black licorice.

licorice shapes and patterns


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.

Licorice Math Printable set- shapes angles lines patterns

Want the Printable Licorice Shapes and Angles Set?

Grab this printable in my shop– or add it to your cart now!

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See more candy math ideas:
M&M Math Patterns
Hershey Weights & Measures
Skittles Math
Hershey Fractions

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  1. 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.

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