Education Technology

Survey Project

Published on 04/26/2004

Activity Overview

Students survey other students (numerical and non numerical data) and calculate measures of central tendency (if possible) of data and make regular box-an-whisker plots and outlier box-and-whisker plots to analyze the data.

Before the Activity

We had discussed as a class how to take a random survey and how to ask unbiased survey questions. We had also talked about not being able to take the mean of nonnumerical data. I had the students do #1-8 the first class period, and then #10-13 the next class period.

During the Activity

Students survey other students (numerical and non numerical data) and calculate measures of central tendency (if possible) of data and make regular box-an-whisker plots and outlier box-and-whisker plots to analyze the data.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

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