Halloween Numeracy

I know that many of us are in the middle of a chocolate and candy corn fueled whirlwind, but here are a few fun (numeric) facts about Halloween that you can share with your math students on Monday:

$66.28
Amount the average American will spend on Halloween this year

$20.29
Average expenditure on candy

$5.8 billion
Estimated total Halloween spending in 2010 — a 17.7% jump over last year

40.1%
Americans who say they’ll dress up this year (up from 33 percent last year)

11.5%
Americans who say they’ll dress up their pets

For the full article: http://theweek.com/article/index/208779/halloween-2010-by-the-numbers

Happy Halloween! I’m off to have a Kit Kat!

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