|Nelson EducationSchoolMathematics 3|
NAMES, NAMES, NAMES
In class you graphed the names of your classmates. You may have found that two or more students in your class have the same first name. Do you think that some first names are more common than others? Is your first name a common name or is it unusual? Each year, parents tell the government when a baby has been born and the government records the baby's name. This information has been recorded for many years, and people can learn about popular and unusual names from these lists. When you have been out shopping, you might have seen a display of objects, such as nameplates to stick on doors, or hats with names printed on the brim. Do you usually see your name on one of these objects or is it almost never there?
A company is making plastic nameplates and need to know what names will sell the best. They have decided to begin with 20 names and they want to sell the same nameplates in all their stores across Canada. Your job is to find out the 10 most common names for girls and the 10 most common names for boys. You will then present the information in a graph and recommend to the company what nameplates to create.