Mathematics: Applications & Concepts, Course 2
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Group Activity Cards

Materials: Notebook paper, snack containers
A Healthy Snack?

Investigate the nutritional value of your favorite packaged snack foods. As a class, choose and bring in 10 different snack items. Using the nutritional labels on each container of food, record the number of calories and amounts of fat, calcium, and vitamin C per serving for each food.

When you have gathered your information, create line plots of each of the nutrients, and find the mean, median, and mode of each nutrient. Finally, in groups of 2, write a report using the information you found to describe the nutritional value of the snacks you and your classmates eat. Did you find the snacks you eat to be healthy or not so healthy overall? Explain.

 

 
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