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In this lesson, we will learn how to differentiate between statistical and nonstatistical questions.

Q1:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How tall are you?

Q2:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How do students travel to school?

Q3:

Can a statistical question be answered by collecting data, where there is variability in that data?

Q4:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: In general, how tall are humans?

Q5:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is the weight of your cat?

Q6:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How many text messages do students in your class send in one day?

Q7:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What are the heights of the players of your favourite football team?

Q8:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is the average number of words on a page in your science textbook?

Q9:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: Do you like watching movies?

Q10:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is your favourite subject?

Q11:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How many hours did you sleep last night?

Q12:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: You ask your parents, “Can I go to the cinema tonight?”

Q13:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: You ask your maths teacher, “What is the average grade on the quiz?”

Q14:

Upon asking a question in a survey, do you expect all responders to give the same answer?

Q15:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is your favourite type of cake?

Q16:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How many hours per day do children spend playing games?

Q17:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is the ice cream flavor most favored by people in your city?

Q18:

Is the following statement true or false? A statistical question is defined as being one that can be answered by collecting data, where there will be variability in that data.

Q19:

Can line plots be used to help show the variability in the data used to answer a statistical question?

Q20:

Can bar graphs be used to help answer a statistical question?

Q21:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How did you get to school today?

Q22:

Can a flowchart be used to help show the variability in the data used to answer a statistical question?

Q23:

Two students think about the following question: What t-shirt size do students in your class wear? Maged says that it is not statistical, while Amir says that it is. Which student is wrong, and why??

Q24:

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How many hours did you spend playing games yesterday?

Q25:

Which of the following is an example of a statistical question?

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