Costume spending 2020

Dudley as SuperDog

Every year Americans spend a lot on Halloween and Halloween costumes. In this year of Covid restrictions, the numbers of people going to Halloween parties or trick-or-treating has gone down.  But people are still celebrating the holiday.

Use our current data on Halloween spending in America to engage your students in an analysis of the ratios and percents of population, participation, and money spent in honor of October 31st.  This activity takes kids through finding parts of wholes as well as ratio, percents and proportion problems.  Beware: the tasks in this activity involve some large numbers as well as some challenging fraction/ratio/proportion problems.


For members we have an editable Word doc, solutions and teacher tips.

halloweenCostumes2020.docx      halloweenCostumes2020-solution.pdf

CCSS:  5.NF, 6.RP, 6.NS, 7.RP, 7.SP


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