Let Them Eat: Hypothesis Tests With Food
Mary Mortlock & Matt Carlton
Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo
Each handout packet provides class-ready materials for a food-related statistics activity. The table below indicates which hypothesis test goes with each activity. To download the handouts, click on the name of the activity. All handouts are in MSWord (.doc) format, so that teachers may modify the worhsheets for their own use.
|Hypothesis Test||Food-Related Activity|
|One-sample test - proportion||Cola Taste Test|
|One-sample test - mean||M&M Weights|
|Paired test - mean of the differences||Catching Tic-Tacs|
|Two-sample test - difference of proportions||Gummi Worm Ethnicity|
|Two-sample test - difference of means||Weight of Coke v. Diet Coke|
|Chi-squared test - goodness of fit||M&M Colors|
|Chi-squared test - independence||Tootsie Pop Wrappers|
|Linear regression (longer activity)||Tootsie Pops & Hand Span|
Additionally, we have made a Quick Reference Sheet of each major testing scenario, including formulas, conditions/assumptions, and TI instructions.