• Tim Meyers, P. Kurtey, George Reese, and Michalinos Zembylas

E-mail address(es)


Cooperating Teachers

  • Tim Meyers
  • Paul Kertoy


  • Collect and analyze information to make decision about what food items to purchase
  • Decide which descriptive statistics to use to report (and display) preference items
  • Construct a statistics-based presentation individually and as members of a team to communicate the results of the survey and to justify the decisions taken


  • Internet access
  • E-mail access
  • Surveys
  • Paper to keep truck of the results

Related Courses

  • Statistics
  • Algebra I
  • Health Science

Links to standards

  • NCTM Standard 10 Statistics: 10-1, 10-3, 10-4
  • NSE Standards
    Content Standards: 9-12
    (a) In Content Standard A: Use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications.
    (b) In Content Standard E: Develop abilities and understandings about science and technology.
  • The Illinois Learning Standards:
    for Mathematics: 10.A.5, 10.B.4


Aspects of the project will include:
1.Designing a survey (questionnaire) that will provide base line data on student preferences for food types (hamburgers, pizza puffs, etc.)

2.Determining relevant student background data to be collected: school; gender; grade; day of week of survey; (others?)

3.Preparing html document, including response form

4.Providing for linkage between html document and a database program such as Filemaker Pro.

5.Deciding which descriptive statistics to use to report (and display) preference patterns. The data will be organized in such a way that various displays can readily be generated. (By school, day of week, etc.)