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Guestimate - The line and the angle.

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  • Submitted: 17/09/2003
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AS and A Level Probability & Statistics

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Hypothesis

1- I predict that if people are good at guessing the length of a line they will be good at guessing the degrees of an angle.

2- I predict that the higher the schooling year the better the estimate.

Target population

I have decided to investigate within the schooling ages of 7 and 9 firstly because these are easily available to collect due to having timetables and knowing where all the students will be when needed to guestimate. Another reason for picking students between these ages is that it is a big enough variety to draw conclusions from, and decide whether the amount of school really does improve the ability to guess the size of a line or angle. I will not be asking every year group as this will take up too much time and will not be necessary. I will be asking years 7, 9 and 11 this gives a big enough range of the amount of school experienced without asking every year.

Study Population

I have chosen to get a list of the students in years 7, 9 and 11 and then ask every fourth person on

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