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Homework?? On Halloween?? Seriously??!!
This Halloween Trick-or-Treat Excel Project, updated July 2018, can be an engaging way to:
* integrate technology
* introduce, extend, or enrich a math topic of study
* introduce students to creating sheets and charts using Excel
* give students a chance to graph their Halloween goodies collected in a way that’s real and relevant!
This classroom-tested Halloween Excel project file includes:
* student project directions sheet, in checklist form
* rubric to score each completed graph
* sample bulletin board display poster
* Teacher Notes to share my classroom management experiences with you
* my students were able to complete this project with two or three 15-minute small group center sessions
* My 5th graders completed this project as a performance task- small groups of students working independently on Chromebooks or desktop computers in rotating 15-minute turns during my 90-minute Math block, working at their own pace through the project checklist directions
* I’ve used this project with younger students, or students needing adaptations, in small groups as well- reading the project checklist directions aloud to those small groups for a 10 or 15-minute rotating center turn
* Bring your Halloween Excel-lent graphing project bulletin board to your students’ families- create a pdf file for each student’s final color graph and create an online “book” to share with families digitally
See student work on my classroom web site: