Fan Appreciation Night, Part 3
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Create and Analyze
Let’s apply our understanding of twoway tables to gather and analyze data. A new school is about to open in your district. One important decision that needs to be made is what the school mascot will be. The principal wants to select a mascot that high school students would like. He has enlisted you to help make this decision. Your job will be to take a sample poll from students in your school. First, select three potential mascots for the new school. (These mascots should not be mascots for other high schools in your district.)

Mascot Choice A 
Mascot Choice B 
Mascot Choice C 
Total 

Female Freshmen 




Male Freshman 




Female Sophomores 




Male Sophomores 




Female Juniors 




Male Juniors 




Female Seniors 




Male Seniors 




Total 




Make sure to sample at least five people from each category. Compile your data and then respond to the lesson reflection.
Algebra II Journal: Reflection 1
Record your data in a twoway table (a sample data table is included in your journal). Respond to the following reflection questions in your Algebra II Journal and submit to your teacher.
 What is the probability that a randomly selected student would prefer the Mascot Choice A?
 What is the probability that a randomly selected student is a freshman that prefers Mascot Choice B?
 What is the probability that a randomly selected student is a junior that would not prefer Mascot Choice C?
 What is the probability that a randomly selected student is a senior that would prefer Mascot Choice A or C?
 What is the probability that a randomly selected student is a female that would prefer Mascot Choice B?
Apply the Model
 Based on the data, which mascot choice would you recommend to the principal? Why?