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# Mick Monsereenusorn 8E

## Do Year 8 Boys or Girls Do More Homework?

Introduction:
During the statistic unit year 8 each had to create their own research question and find an answer to it. My question is that do boys or girls in year 8 do more homework. To find out I sent a survey to all year 8 students asking for how much homework they do in one week. I used the program survey monkey and asked them how much homework they do in one week. I gave them the choices 0-60 minutes, 61-120 minutes, 121-180 minutes, 181-240 minutes, 241-300 minutes and 300 minutes or more.

My Research Question: Do year 8 boys or girls do more homework? My hypothesis: I think that girls do more homework than boys. Area of Interaction:

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## Mathematics Statistics Report

Time Spent On Homework (minutes) 0-60 61-120 121-180 181-240 241-300 300+

Boys 6 6 4 1 3 7

Girls 3 7 8 8 3 9

## To find BX and GX (frequency times boys or girls) we

have to have a class center. To find the class center is to add the two numbers and divide by two. For the times like 61-120 if divided it will be a decimal. I decided to make it 90 instead of 90.5 so we can easily calculate. Also for the row that says 300 or more minutes I had to continue the pattern on the other lines. The other lines we had the pattern is to add the smaller number by 30. For example 0-60 the average is 30. 30 is also 0 +30. The average for 300 would be 300 + 30 which equals 330. Also because we dont know how much people spent on homework exactly for 300+ minutes the range cant be found. That means I wont calculate the range for this task.

Frequency Distribution Table Homework Time (x) 0-60 61-120 121-180 181-240 241-300 300+
Mode:
Boys: 300+ occurs 7 times Girls: 300+ occurs 9 times

## Frequency for Boys (B) 6 6 4 1 3 7 = 27

Bx

Frequency for Girls (G) 180 3 540 7 600 8 210 8 810 3 2310 9 = 4650 = 38

## Gx 90 630 1200 1680 810 2970 = 7380

Median:
Boys = the frequency for the boys is 27. The middle is 14. The number 14 is in the 121-180 boxes. Girls = the frequency for girls is 38. The middle is 19 and 20. 19 and 20 is in the 181-240 boxes.

Mean:
Boys 172.2

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Girls

=194.2

Graph:

## Year 8 Boys and Girls' Weekly Homework Time

10 9 8 7 Frequency 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0-60 61-120 121-180 181-240 241-300 300+ Time (Minutes) Boys Girls