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Food Court

Data Analysis and Probability
Grace M. Burton
Location: unknown

Students conduct surveys and represent data in a variety of ways. They also find and compare measures of center. This unit includes four lessons centered around a food court, where students create and use menus in a meaningful way.  

Math Content 

Students will: 

  • Conduct and report the results of surveys.  
  • Create bar graphs, line plots, and pictographs.  
  • Identify measures of center.  
  • Find the probability of events.  

Data Analysis and Probability

The Bread Basket

In this lesson, students conduct a survey and create bar graphs from the data they have collected.
Data Analysis and Probability

The Soup Spot

Students conduct a survey and create pictographs and line plots. They also determine the number of possible combinations.
Data Analysis and Probability

The Clucking Chicken

Students choose meals from a menu and then construct a box plot. They use the plot to identify the mean, mode, median and range of the data set.
Data Analysis and Probability

The Pizza Palace

Students will construct box plots independently. Students identify the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data.