Garcia Swartz Zimmerman Wong Jackson Smith
This is a sampling activity of last names. Your class will develop a plan to collect the sample of data about last names in your community. Please limit your sample size to not more than 100 people. Your data when submitted will be combined with other submissions to form a larger sample. Other individual community samples are available for comparison as well as a names list from the 1990 census.
See the Data
Individual Data SubmissionsCensus Link
Once the data from the individual locations have been submitted, students may use fractions, decimals or percents in their comparisons. Samplings from varied geographic areas may yield data that can be tied to Social Studies - immigration, settlement patterns and local history.
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