Students will sort and count Halloween trick-or-treat goodies, each using Excel to create a bar graph displaying the results. Each student will search and insert name-brand images of each Halloween treat category into each bar of graph.
Project file includes sample bulletin board display poster, project directions in individual student checklist form, and rubric to grade the finished graph.
This project is meant to be completed as a math class "center" activity. Small groups of students, worked on our 5 classroom desktop computers, had rotating 10-15 minute sessions, allowing all students to work at their own pace. During a 9-week marking period, we completed one or two graphing projects, using this center-based approach.
Samples of these Halloween Trick-or-Treat classroom-tested Excel projects may be viewed on my classroom web site here: