Mr. Westra’s 8A class and Mrs. Durnin’s 8B class in FE Madill had a bobbing for apples competition on Halloween inside our gymnasium, to collect data for our math project. We did it on Halloween because bobbing for apples is an Halloween activity. Five boys and girls from each class volunteered to participate, though it was already clear that we, 8B, would win. With the data I collected we had to make a histogram and a bar graph. The winning class would win eternal glory and, of course, bragging rights.
Based on my graphs and charts I believe that 8B won the bobbing for apples contest. For my histogram, I made intervals of 20 seconds and saw that 8A had slower times than 8B. 8A went out of the time limit twice with the highest time being 1:27 minutes, but 8B didn’t go out once, our highest time was 0:52 minutes, wow! For the Total Number of Apples graph, 8A only had 12 apples, but 8B had a amazing grand total of 28! The mean for the total number of apples for 8A is 1.71, and 8B had 4.
I think 8B did so well because we moved the apples to the side and that helped us pick it up. We weren’t afraid of the water and didn’t waste time getting the water out of our faces or waiting for the opponent to move their heads. Both teams did really well and had lots of fun. Even though it was already clear from the beginning that we would win, 8A still wasn’t afraid.
Based on my data, I think that 8B won the Bobbing for Apples competition. We had a larger total or apples than 8A, a higher average of apples in a minute, and the shortest times. Yay, good job 8B bobbers! Nice try 8A, but we were just too good! Good job to everyone who participated.