Found a few packs of Smarties and Spree today. Instead of dividing them out freely among the masses, I decided to take math in another direction, counting by 5s. Eager (we don't make a habit of having little candies on hand), children circled.
"If each Smarty cost us 5 cents, how much would we have to pay for this little pack?" I asked.
Gears began to turn.
Seconds passed. Thoughts continued. Finally, an answer.
"85!" shouted a little learner.
We counted together in four-part harmony. Yes, indeed, 85.
Then we divided up small treats evenly.
All in all...great fun, eager learning.