Education Technology

# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Math: Statistics: Statistical Inference

9-12
College

1 - 2 Days

• ##### Device
• TI-83
• TI-83 Plus Family
• TI-84 Plus
• TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
• TI-Navigator™
• ##### Software

TI InterActive!™

• ##### Other Materials
• An order of French fries for each student in the class
• Measuring tapes
• Scientific Scales
• Paper Plates or Paper Towels

## Would you like Fries with that?

#### Activity Overview

I use French fries from our cafeteria to do data analysis.
The students count the number of fries in a single serving of fries along with weighing the order.
Then measure the length and weight of a sample of individual fries.
We use the TI-Navigator™ system to collect the data from the students and redistribute the augmented lists back to the class.
Students then analyze the data to decide what a typical order of fries and a typical fry looks like.
The students then get to eat their fries.

#### Before the Activity

Students will have studied the methods used to do single variable analysis prior to this lesson.
Please see attached detailed lesson plan for more information on this lesson.