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Maths Coursework - “The Average Person”.

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Introduction

Thomas Parry, Yr 11, Holden.

Year 11 Maths Coursework

        The aim of our project is to investigate “The Average Person”. This is the title that we received off our teacher; it doesn’t really give us any idea of what exactly it wants us to investigate. So we took it upon ourselves to decide what we should investigate. We had a brain storming session and here are the ideas that we came up with:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Head Circumference
  • Arm Span
  • Shoe Size
  • Reaction Times

From these ideas we decided that it would take us quite a long time to gather all of the relevant data from our class. So, what we decided to do was to split ourselves into groups. After splitting into our groups each group was assigned a specific area to collect data from.

Method

  1. Height
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Middle

Weight → we took an ordinary set of scales and when the people were being weighed they would be made to take off their shoes and school jackets so that we could take a more accurate reading. We took all of our weights in Kilograms.Head Circumference → to take the measurements for this we used a tape measure and simply stretched it around the head of the person that we were taking data from at the time. We took all of the readings in centimetres. Their was one problem with this method, this was the fact that every time that you were going to stretch the tape measure around the persons head you were never going to get in exactly the
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Conclusion

        Once we had got all of the results I will put the results in a data table, and then from there I will generate some graphs that will hopefully help people to see the results more clearly.

  We can compare some of the sets of data that we collected, put them into graphs and see if they come out with any types of correlation (e.g. Positive or Negative correlation). The pieces of data that I would probably select to compare that I think would produce any types of correlation are:

  • Height vs. Weight.
  • Height vs. Arm Span.
  • Height vs. Shoe Size.
  • Arm Span vs. Hand Span.
  • Head Circumference vs. Reaction Time.

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