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Investigations
Investigations: The Mathematical Candy Store: Weight Matters

Elizabeth Mailley, Patricia Moyer 

April 2004, Volume 10, Issue 8, Page 388

Abstract:
An activity about candy focused on teaching measurement.

Investigations are hands-on, open-ended activities that encourage problem solving, reasoning, communication, and mathematical connections. Investigations is a regular feature of Teaching Children Mathematics and highlights activities that develop conceptual understanding of mathematics topics.

Keywords:
Article
Pre-K-2
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Open-ended assessments
Teacher
Modeling
Manipulatives
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Weight / Mass