Austin is building his first Soap Box Derby race car. His sister,
Bridget, is being a pest and wants to know everything because next
year she's going to build and race a Soap Box Derby car. Austin
says that's ridiculous and, besides, there are more guys than girls
in the Soap Box Derby, so she couldn't hope to win. She had better
leave him alone since he's the family's only hope of glory.
Bridget wanders next door where Alex, a college student
studying engineering, is working on his old car (as usual). She
explains the situation, and Alex invites her into the garage to
see his Soap Box Derby race car. Alex suggests she do some research
to find out the number of girls and boys in the competition and
the ratio of wins by both.
the Teacher Guide (PDF file) Lesson begins on page 9.
Activities for Collection and Analysis of Data