Explore Excel circle graphing with a Valentine's Day project that's fun and delicious!
Students will create circle, or pie graphs using Excel to display Valentine candy hearts' data. Fractional parts of a whole will be reviewed and discussed as part of the project.
Project file includes sample bulletin board display poster, project directions in individual student checklist form, and rubric to grade the finished graph.
Project file student directions have been updated for Excel 2016.
This project was completed in my math classroom as a "center" activity. Small groups of students, working 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 complete one or two graphing projects, using this center-based approach.
Student samples of this project may be viewed on my classroom web site: