Are you looking for an engaging way to practice data analysis and probability with your students? Look no further than their Halloween trick-or-treat bags!
In this activity, students will gather data about the candy in their trick or treat bags for homework. The next day in class, students will plot their candy types on a "probability lines" which stretch from impossible to certain. In addition, students will analyze the likelihood of receiving king-sized vs. fun-sized candy bars and fruity candy vs. chocolate. Students will analyze their own data and then compare data with classmates. Groups are challenged to make generalizations about the probability of receiving certain candies.