What better way to practice statistical concepts than with edible, chocolate, manipulatives? This hands on activity provides students the opportunity to sort and record data, then use information to determine maximum, minimum, range, mode, median, and mean. In addition, students create a bar graph, charting their data and finish the activity with a written language component. I like to introduce statistics during review of place value and number systems, toward the beginning of the school year. Meaningful math is what it's all about!