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• Level: GCSE
• Subject: Maths
• Word count: 1256

# Investigate how the type of newspaper affects the number of letters in each word in.

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Introduction

Math Course Work

Lee Lewis

## My Plan

• Comparison between 2 articles
• Choose a comparable sample from both papers, eg, sport, News, Entertainment – Explain, Why?
• Choose a compatible length of section words.
• Use this sample to investigate the number if letters in a word.
• Draw up tally tables, Bar charts, pie charts and make mean, medium and mode results.
• What do the results say?

Investigate how the type of newspaper affects the number of letters in each word in.

Outline

In order to have a successful project, I must first have to plan my objectives and aims and clearly state what I hope the outcome will be.

I must find two of the same articles, but from different newspapers.  This will mean the type of words and language will differ, hopefully.  From the language and type of words changing I will be able to record them in a tally formation at first.  This will show the lengths of the words with a count of how many letters are in each word that I choose.  From there I can then begin to analyse and compare my results to find any distinct pattern formations showing.

Prediction

Middle

2

9

2

10

0

11

0

12

0

Above are the results from the data collection on the newspaper “News of the World”.  And below is the tally of data from “The Times”.

 Number of Letters The Times Total 1 3 2 46 3 27 4 40 5 22 6 19 7 9 8 6 9 4 10 0 11 1 12 0

The following graphs and charts are the results from the tallies, put in different forms.

Bar Chart

This bar chart simply represents the data collected from the tallies.

Line Graph

Line graph to show to variations in the length of words, in different papers.

Conclusion

The last objective I set myself, and arguably the most important was “To continue to do the same data collection method throughout the project, limiting data repetition and contradiction”, because I feel that there was very little or even no data repetition and the data collection process was relatively rapid and easy.

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