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# Our Data and Graphing Project: 2010

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• 1. Our Data and Graphing Project Spring 2010 How we used Google Forms and Keynote to collect data and share our thinking about ideas that interested us. -The Wolfhounds (a 4th grade class in Dublin, Ohio)
• 2. In our math curriculum, we are expected to generate surveys, collect data and share results. Traditionally, this means walking around with clipboards to collect data on questions like, “What is your favorite lunch menu item?” While this is fun, we decided to extend our reach this spring. First, we developed 21 questions within seven different topics. Then, our teacher Mr. K. used Google Forms to make the survey web-based. After that we used our connections to send it all over the world. After one week, we had 417 hits and started to analyze our data. We used Keynote to make this slide show so you could see the results.
• 3. The people who took our survey The data from this question shows that half of our responders are ten to twelve years-old or 41 to 60 years old. We think this might mean lots of 3rd-5th grade students and their parents.
• 4. Dublin, Ohio, USA We were not surprised that we had lots of people from Dublin take our survey. However, we thought it was great that so many people from outside Dublin got the survey and took the time to take it. We had people from 15 different states and Canada and India take the survey. That was exciting!
• 5. Food Survey Question We came up with this topic, Food, because we thought that food would get some interesting results. When 417 people took our survey we learned a lot. Here are the results to these questions. Our ﬁrst question was “What is your Favorite Type of Meat?” We thought that burgers would be in the lead, and steak and chicken would be tied for second. But instead, steak was in the lead by 1%, and burgers was only 14%. Some interesting “Other” choices for meat were: Age: 26-40 Choice: Worms (yikes!) Age: 41-60 Choice: I love steak, but I can’t eat it due to doctor’s suggestion Age: 26-40 Choice: Lamb Age: 10-12 Choice: Eggs
• 6. Our next question was “What is your Favorite Style of Potato Chip?” We noticed that the same amount of people picked ‘Other’ and ‘I don’t really like potato chips’. They were both 7%. We also noticed that Pickle chips didn’t have many people who picked it, and we thought that was because not many people like pickles or that people haven’t heard of pickle chips.
• 7. Our last question was “Do You Like your Oreos with Milk?” Almost half of the people who took the survey said ‘Absolutely!’ Only a quarter of the people said just ‘Yes’. More people said they liked Oreos with milk than they did not. In our predictions we thought that plain ‘Yes’ and plain ‘No’ would be tied at 20%, in ﬁrst, but ‘Absolutely!’ overran them both. “Food” Analysis By Cassi, Jeremy and Anthony
• 8. Family Survey Questions We decided to do the question ‘‘How Many Siblings Do You Have” because we thought that most people would have 3 or more siblings because 2/3 people in our group had 3 or more siblings plus 4/6 of our parents have 3 or more siblings and we wanted to ﬁgure out if we were correct. We were not correct, The biggest percentage of the data was one sibling, not 3 or more. We think that one sibling was the biggest percentage because a lot of parents did the survey and most parents we know have only one sibling.
• 9. We thought most people would choose the beach. Because the beach is a place where families have fun and spend a lot of time together. Also because a lot of families we know go to the beach every summer or every other summer. We were surprised that different state or country had a larger percentage than amusement/ water park, because we hear many people taking about trips to Disney or a different amusement park once or twice a year.
• 10. When we were making the predictions before we got the data, we predicted that the biggest percentage of the data would be Christmas, because most religions celebrate Christmas as a yearly event so many families celebrate Christmas. We were correct, Christmas was the highest by 63%. When we were looking at the “Other” responses we found 15 other holidays. Some of these holidays that surprised us include Boxing Day, Winter Solstice and Arbor day. “Family” Analysis By Grace, Payton and Connor
• 11. Games Data We came up with the question and the topic for the survey because many people we know like games. People over the age of 13 like outside games better than video games and computer games. We suspect that this is because they seem “too old” to play video games and computer games. Our group thinks that people over the age of 13 also like being outside so much because there are a lot of things to do outside. People in that age group seem to be more entertained by being outside than younger kids do.
• 12. We thought that only 5% of people can’t stand playing games because we think games are fun to play. We think people that think games are annoying might have answered that choice.
• 13. We inferred before we got the data that more people would play video games less than one hour because most people would not have the time to play more than four hours or 1-4 hours a week. Our prediction was correct. “Games” Analysis by Rachael, Meredith & Tommy
• 14. Hot Trends We think more people participated in Crocs because both parents and kids wore them. Parents probably wouldn’t play with Tomagotchi or Bakugan because they are kid games. We thought people would say, “Yes, I love them” because lots of people at our school love them. We think the 28 people who chose “No, but I will check them out” might start a trend in Arizona, Canada, India and other places.
• 15. Board games probably have a lot of people because parents wouldn’t play video games or collect squishy guys and stuff. Computer and video games has the highest total, probably because there are more kids that play video games than parents that like to play board games.
• 16. We dug deeper into the “Which trends did you participate in?” question. We thought it would be cool to see what “Other” answers were. Here are some trends that we didn’t think of: 1. iPod 2. Wii 3. Webkinz 4. Lip Smackers 5. FaceBook 6. Pokemon 7. X Box 360 8. Pet rocks 9.Yard work (weird, we know) 10. Making games with my sister (is this even a trend?) 11. Fsx2004 (what is this?) “Trends” Analysis By Dana, Alec and Vishaal
• 17. Music Survey Questions and Results On this graph most people strongly like listening to music. Only 2% of the people strongly dislike hearing music. We think people like listening to music because it can be exciting and you don’t get bored of it.
• 18. We learned classical was a fourth of the percentage of rock. Pop has one less person than Rock. Rock is winning probably because Rock won with the people who are not from Dublin. We “dug deeper” by looking at the choices of people who live outside of Dublin. Rock had a total of 47 people. Pop had a total of 37 people. Country had 30 votes. Seventeen people chose Classical. Techno and Rap were in last place with only one vote.
• 19. About half of the percentage of people picked 1 to 7 hours. And we learned that the least amount of people listen to music more than 7 hours. “Music” Analysis By Hannah, Cam, Brandon and Andy
• 20. Reading Online Survey “Online Reading” Questions We came up with the question, “How many book reviews have you read online?”, because we thought that it would be cool to see how if people read online book reviews. It would also show you who tries to carefully check what they read.
• 21. We predicted that most people would read 1-3 hours a day. We thought this because 1-3 hours would most likely be adults because kids don’t usually read online for more than 1 hour. If you see the graph, you can see we weren’t correct. Our prediction may be wrong because the graph shows 192 kids took the survey and 225 adults took the survey.
• 22. The “Yes, And It Wasn’t Fun” group was smallest group because maybe they had older versions of an electronic reader. We think people who enjoyed electronic reading maybe have newer versions of an electronic reader. There are websites that allow you to read books online, but only give one chapter of the book if it has chapters, and maybe the group who didn’t enjoy reading online went to this type of website. “Online Reading” Analysis By Kelly, Jason and Noah
• 23. “School” Questions At ﬁrst our team thought of doing school, video games and food. But then we thought that school was very good because there were more topics about school than food or video games. Based on the data, people older than 40 liked school better than people that are young. We wonder why? Maybe they have more experience in school and they think high school or middle school is better than elementary school.
• 24. One of our other graphs is the favorite school activity graph. Our group thought that Physical Education would win because a ton of people that our group knew liked Physical Education the best, but P.E. was 3rd instead of ﬁrst! Another weird thing is that everyone liked reading the best, but almost none thought library as their favorite!
• 25. On the “What is your favorite recess activity” question, our group thought that soccer would win because there are always about 25 people in the soccer ﬁeld. Maybe the people that are not very young did not vote for soccer because people played different games when they went to school. “School” Analysis By Anacca, Tanner and Alex
• 26. Thank you very much for taking the time to read what we learned in this project. Also thank you for taking the time to complete our survey if you took it. We learned a lot about creating surveys and thinking about data. -Sincerely, The Wolfhounds