In this activity we will try to get a sense of populations of objects by investigating
how the samples drawn from those populations are distributed.
The populations consist of: red and yellow toothpicks, pennies and nickels,
red and white candies
- Mix up the objects and, without looking, draw a sample of 5 objects from
the bag. Record the number of yellow toothpicks, nickels, or red candies in
your sample. Consider what this sample suggests about the population
of objects in the bag.
- Put the sample back in the bag and mix thoroughly.
- Repeat this random sampling process 10 times. Keep track of the number of
yellow toothpicks, nickels, or red candies in each sample. Record your results
in a table .
- Interpret your results in terms of what they suggest about the contents
of the bag.