Crunchy fruit and vegetables

Purpose

To engage the students in a practical investigation following the statistical enquiry cycle.

Description of Mathematics

This background knowledge and skills that need to be established before and/or during this task are outlined in the diagram below:

This task may be 'scaffolded' with either a focus on the process of the enquiry cycle, or by encouraging students to respond to the key features of the data. The approach should be chosen in sympathy with their skills and depth of understanding.

Activity



Task: Which is the noisiest to eat, a carrot or an apple?

Use a decibel meter (or a free app for one on a phone or a tablet) to measure the crunches that you make each time you bite into a carrot and an apple.

Combine your data with the rest of your group to find which makes the loudest crunch.

 

The procedural approach (show more)

  • The student is able to carry out a practical statistical investigation, using the statistical enquiry cycle, following the given processes and guidelines for how to make the call.

The conceptual approach (show more)

  • The student is able to carry out a practical statistical investigation, using the statistical enquiry cycle, following the given processes and guidelines for how to how to make the call, drawing a conclusion based on the key features of the data.

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