I teach challenge 5th grade math. Our next unit is on data collection, tables, and graphs. I would like to create a real life problem solving unit for it. I want something beyond just surveying another class and creating a graph of the information. I wanted it to have a purpose. I was thinking of having them create a new candy bar, toy, pencil, or lunch menu (or anything like that) based on information they learned from a survey of other students. We could then have discussions about what data they need to collect, learn how to graph the data, and then make decisions based on the data. Does anyone have any ideas? I don't know exactly how to set it up or put it together. Has anyone ever done this?