All kids need to learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Knowing these skills is essential for moving on to higher math, and these basic math skills will be used daily for their entire lives. However, some kids find learning math to be a chore rather than a fun learning experience. I have one of those kids so I am always on the lookout for ways to make learning math appealing, and when I came across using jelly beans for math equations I was sold. Jelly beans are tasty, economical, and usually plentiful after Easter. This makes using jelly beans fun for kids and practical for their teachers. I am including links to pages that have great jelly bean ideas for beginning math problems. Thank you to the blogs Feels Like Home and Kids Activities Blog for some great ideas. Enjoy!