In this statistics lesson plan (PDF format), students follow the four components of statistical problem solving as outlined in the GAISE report, in order to determine whether the color of a drink effects its taste. Once students have collected the data from two different sample groups they must create a pie chart (circle graph) or a bar graph to represent each set of data. Student then analyze the data and determine what marketing implications their experiment would indicate. The lesson plan includes, a data collection sheet, assessment, and possible extension suggestions.


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