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  • Subject Area

    • Mathematics: Statistics and Data Analysis: Statistics and Data Analysis

  • Author

    John Short

  • Level

    Middle
    Aust Senior

  • Activity Time

    2 Hours

  • Device
    • TI-83/TI-84 Plus Family
  • Other Materials
    Homebrand Cola, Coca-Cola, disposable plastic cups.
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The Taste Test

Published on 10/20/2009

Activity Overview

A practical experiment where students taste and rate two different brands of cola and do a statistical analysis of the results with an emphasis on creating and comparing box plots.

Before the Activity

Read through the attached activity sheet. Copy sections of the activity sheet for students to complete. Ensure students are competent with data collection processes and entering data onto the TI-83/84 calculators.

During the Activity

Follow the instructions in the worksheet to collect the data using students as the judges.

After the Activity

Complete part 2 of the activity - analysis of supplied data to draw conclusions.