# A Meter of Candy

In this series of 3 hands-on activities, students develop and reinforce their understanding of hundredths as fractions, decimals, and percentages. Students explore using candy pieces as they physically make and connect a set/linear model to area models. This site provides a lesson plan with two activities that demonstrate the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents. The second activity then builds upon the first activity by placing the information into an area and linear model. There are printable materials available to compliment the lesson. This lesson incorporates many areas of mathematics and uses a wide variety of vocabulary. There is also a journal extension activity that can be used to encourage the students to communicate mathematically. An assessment activity is also included with the lesson.This activity can be extended into 5th grade.

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