Polls and Surveys – Day Two

Prepared by: Jami Williams, Mexico High School, Mexico, Missouri

Students will review methods of analyzing and reporting data.


  1. PowerPoint Presentation
  2. Hands-On Learning
  3. Product generation


  1. Level 1 (Basic) understand how to analyze and report results
  2. Level 1 (Basic) application of methods of analysis
  3. Level 2 (Proficient) generation of infographic using survey results


  1. Polls and Surveys PowerPoint Day 2
  2. Access and basic understanding of how to use one of the following infographic creators: Piktochart, Venngage or Canva. Note: for more information about infographics, see the infographic lesson.
  3. SurveyMonkey
  4. Access to results from previous day’s SurveyMonkey data on the skewed survey


Steps to check for student understanding

  1. Teacher will do frequent comprehension checks in the form of Classroom Assessment Techniques (thumbs up, thumbs down; exit slip in the form of post-it note summary).
  2. This module will include a heavy amount of independent work and research. The teacher will act as a facilitator but will also benefit from research and contribution to the assets list that will be created throughout this unit for future use.


  1. Suggested bell ringer: Do you believe that we accomplished “fixing” the poll we gave yesterday? What are your predictions?
  2. Teacher will review data from SurveyMonkey (data is provided in results)
  3. Teacher and students should discuss outcome – particularly discuss either the discrepancy or lack thereof between the “honest” poll and the “leading” poll questions.
  4. Teacher will deliver PowerPoint presentation
  5. Teacher will ask students to create a survey with at least five questions – each student should work individually.
  6. Students should use the calculator to determine how many responses they require for a correct sample and 95% accuracy with margin of error.
  7. Students should send surveys to all students in the class and use only the results of the ones received back first that fit the requirements of the confidence interval indicator.
  8. Students should take the surveys. Teacher will serve as facilitator and guide for this portion of the lesson.
  9. Each student should then collect their data.
  10. Teacher will present a demonstration on the infographic creation software that is preferred.
  11. Students will create an infographic using the software and their newly collected data.


  1. Exit slip: Post the infographic and the details of your survey to your blog. Give it a headline and make it a post.