Math competition was delicious for some middle school students, as their school hosted a Skittles Math/Science Challenge in which candy sweetens math lessons.
At Barker Middle School in Michigan City, students and older family members took the challenge during a parent-student lunch time. Each lunch period hosted a different competition.
The challenges started with students teaming up with family members, and predicting how many candies were in a small bag of Skittles in each of the different colors. Then the team opened the bag and found out the correct number of candies and of each color, and calculated what fraction that number was of the whole bag. They had to make a bar graph to compare the percentages.
School curriculum coach Amy Hamann said she would grade the results and award a free bag of skittles to the top two in each competition.