Thanks to Krissy, a dear friend from college who now works for Thrivent Financial, we turned a candy problem into a math lesson. We allowed our kiddos to keep 25 pieces of their favorite candy, and then we made different deals to buy the rest. Pieces of candy were worth 5 cents, 10 cents, or 25 cents, depending on the type. When all deals were made, I made them count out their earnings. The money was then put into each of their three different piggy banks. I then took the rest to school to put into my prize bin. WIN. WIN.