This is a cumulative project for students who have learned/are learning about surveying, analyzing, and displaying data in various forms. The project itself covers the following concepts:
Collecting Data (carving the pumpkins and counting the seeds!)
Mode, Median Outliers
This project was designed in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Math Connects 4th Grade Curriculum, but could EASILY be used as a fun review of information in 5th and 6th grade.
This activity is great because it gives students an opportunity to work collaboratively in small groups to gather information (carving, gutting, cleaning, and counting the seeds within each of the 7 pumpkins). It also gives students to opportunity to show what they have learned by independently working to display the class' discovered data in a variety of ways.