This activity allows students to compare the pricing of Halloween candy to regular candy to determine if Halloween candy is the best buy. Students are required to find the constant of proportionality and to write an equation for each type of candy they investigate. When comparing candies, types of candy and size of bags are kept as similar as possible. For example, Kit Kat has a classic bag size. "Classic bag" is printed on the bag. In this assignment student find and compare the cost per piece of candy in the classic regular bag to the cost per piece of candy in the Halloween version of the classic bag. Pictures are included detailing packaging, serving amounts, and cost. The assignment is ready to print and utilize with all necessary materials included.
(When comparing candies, use only the regular prices to avoid discrepancies within the assignment.)