Populations and Samples: Is our class a good sample of the school?
Have the students come up with a survey question for the class. Take a survey of the class. We can use this information to make different graphs. While we are going through the unit, we will set up a survey for the school. When the data is complete for the school, we can decide if our class was a good sample for the population.
Ideas for school survey:
1. Set up a computer survey and ask all math classes to have students complete the survey. Make sure the survey is short.
2. Put up the survey question and answers on a large piece of banner paper in the cafeteria. Have students put post its under their answer choice.