Illinois State University Mathematics Department


MAT 312: Probability and Statistics for Middle School Teachers

Spring 1999
9:35 - 10:50 am TR STV 350A
Dr. Roger Day (day@math.ilstu.edu)



Raisins Data


The data here were collected on Tuesday, 12 January 1999, by students in MAT 312. Each of the 30 entries repesents the number of raisins in a single-serving box of raisins.
54
59
55
109
97
59
102
68
104
63
101
59
59
96
58
57
63
57
94
61
104
62
58
59
102
60
54
58
53
78
 Students were assigned the task of using the data to help answer the following question:
Is it unusual for a box of raisins to contain 86 raisins?

Written responses are expected next class period, to include not only a YES or NO response to the question but to provide a basis for the response.