Activity 2 Worksheet (Congo)

Posted By on Dec 19, 2013


Comparing/contrasting precipitation of students’ local region with a rainforest region

 1.1 Table 1:  Calculating the mean

Watsonville Kisangani, Congo
Jan      113 mm Jan       90
Feb     123 Feb     100
Mar      92 Mar     170
Apr      43 Apr     190
May     15 May    160
June     2.8 June    130
July    0.25 July     110
Aug    0.51 Aug     180
Sept        5 Sept     180
Oct       28 Oct      260
Nov      70 Nov     200
Dec     108 Dec     100
Mean = Mean =

 

1.2  Determining the median

Watsonville:

Kisangani:

1.3  Determining the mode

Watsonville:

Kisangani:

1.4 Table 2:  Comparing values

 

Watsonville Kisangani, Congo
Mean = Mean =
Median = Median =
Mode = Mode =

Questions

 1. When comparing the means, which region receives more precipitation?  By how much?

2. List three reasons why (referring to question 1).

(a)  ______________________________________________________

(b) ______________________________________________________

(c)  ______________________________________________________

3.  Which month received the most rain in Watsonville?  Why?

4.  Which month received the most rain in Kisangani, Congo?  Why?

5.  Which measure is more accurate: mean, median, or mode?  Explain why?

6.  Do you think Table 2 was helpful?  What did you notice?

7.  Do you think your graph is an appropriate one to use to represent your data in Table 1?  Why?

8. Why are rainforests important?

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