Simply Surveying

Resources for this lesson:

You will use your Algebra II Journal on this page.

Here are some statistical surveys you can conduct right in your own school!

1. Would you be in favor of a class period devoted to studying and completing homework?
2. Which is more preferred: Eating dinner in a restaurant or eating a home-cooked meal?
3. What is the average height of high school students?
4. Which Internet search engine is most used?

Algebra II Journal: Reflection 2

Respond to the following reflection questions in your Algebra II Journal and submit to your teacher.

• Choose a survey to complete. You may choose one of the surveys above, or design one of your own.
• Determine the population you are surveying.
• State your hypothesis.
• Design the survey you will distribute in order to obtain a simple random sample.
• Identify who will be in your sample.
• Be sure the survey will produce the intended sample you need for your intended population.
• Determine how you will conduct your survey. Be sure your method will produce a simple random sample!