To give students the ability to solve real life problems with
To teach students how to gather a non-bias sample and read the results.
High School Algebra Class
You want to open a restaurant but don�t know what kind of food to
serve. To be an effective
restaurant owner you need to find out the public opinion.
You decide to poll the local public to see what their favorite food is
and how often they go out to eat. You
must set up a survey and accurately poll the local population to find out their
-The assignment is due on _______
-The assignment is worth 100 points of the student�s
-The students must remember that owner is conducting the
survey by himself
-The survey must have at least two questions
-The student must pick a sampling technique and conduct
-Results must be recorded and a decision of what type of
restaurant to open must be made
-All questions and sampling techniques must be
-Students will turn in their survey, results, and a one
page write up about their conclusion
Students may work in groups of 2-3 to create and
administer their survey. The survey
is a tool that the restaurant owner would you to decide what kind of restaurant
to open. The questions are up to
you. There are different sampling
techniques in the textbook. Any in
inappropriate behavior during this project will result in a lowered grade and
possible disciplinary action.
teacher will observe the group and make sure all students are participating,
which is one quarter of the grade. Another quarter will be peer evaluations to make sure all
students work on giving the survey. The
last half of the grade will be on the survey, results, and write up.
Students will be given a rubric so they have a grading guideline.
-The ability to write unbiased questions
-The ability to accurately read statistical data
- The ability to work with others
- The ability to work with the general public
- The ability to analyze data and make conclusions
- The ability to organize materials