Sampling Activity

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.