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# How many new students have come to NIST every year until year 8?

INTRODUCTION:

DATA COLLECTION:
To collect data, I went over to all the year 8 classes one by one, and I INDIVIDUALLY went to every person and I interviewed them. I then collected my data in a tally chart. Afterwards I made a frequency table to keep my data organized in a more clear way. With the help of this frequency table, I was able to calculate the mean, median, and mode. Here is my frequency table: Occurrence (x) Frequency Occurrence (f) x Frequency (xf) 1 2 11 1 11 2

How many new students have come to NIST every year until year 8?

3 4 5 6 7 8 Total:

1 7 6 5 12 9 52

3 28 30 30 84 72 207

After I made this table, I was able to calculate the mean, median and mode. My calculations for these are below: Mode: The frequency that occurs the most is year 7, because this frequency occurs 12 times. Median: Half of 52 is 26, which is the 5th occurrence, and right after that comes the 6th occurrence. So the middle numbers are 5 and 6. To find the median, we have to find the mean of these two numbers. 11 (5 + 6) divided by 2 (5 and 6 are 2 numbers) = 5.5 This means that the median is 5.5. Mean: 207 ( total xf) divided by 52 (sum of frequency) = 3.98

How many new students have come to NIST every year until year 8?

## GRAPH: New Students Coming to NIST

60 Number of students that came 50 40 30 20 10 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Year Level in Which the Students Came

In this graph, you can see how many new students came to NIST every year until year 8, out of all the people surveyed, which you can see as the total, was around 53. Analysis: In this graph, you can see that the most people new students came in year 7, and the second most students came in year 1. You can also see that year 2 and 3 were the years in which the least students came to NIST. In years 4, 5, and 6, the amount of students that came each year seems to decrease in a pattern.

How many new students have come to NIST every year until year 8?