Halloween Mathematics for Kids

Who doesn’t love to guess the weight of a pumpkin? It’s a wonderful Halloween math game for your children–and you!

We know that the best mathematics for kids is fun and engaging. Math is a developmental subject, which means that brain growth continues throughout childhood.  Enriched experience and mixing lots of math practice into life helps children become more capable and confident mathematicians.

In October Halloween math opportunities abound. How many apples in a bag? How many mini pumpkins in a pound? Are there tens or hundreds of seeds inside a pumpkin?

Think about ways to practice Halloween mathematics with kids at home, in the car, or at a fair. Below, enjoy this video of winners at the Topsfield (MA) Fair Giant Pumpkin Contest, courtesy of The Boston Globe.



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