Education Technology

Taste Test

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students collect sample data and use the calculator to create pictographs, bar graphs, and pie graphs to demonstrate the favorite brand in the sample data.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 79 - 84 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to the class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Students taste three unlabeled brands of 3 different categories of soft drinks and vote for one brand in each category
  • Collect data and enter as lists
  • Plot a pictograph for data on each of the three categories
  • Find the brand in each category that was most popular and the class favorite
  • Plot a circle graph of brand versus total
  • Finally, create a triple bar graph displaying all 3 brands with the 3 drink flavors
  • After the Activity

    Students will complete the Worksheet and analyze the results.

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary