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:
Amount the average American will spend on Halloween this year
Average expenditure on candy
Estimated total Halloween spending in 2010 — a 17.7% jump over last year
Americans who say they’ll dress up this year (up from 33 percent last year)
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!