This asks students to consider sets of data for three different train companies and to decide which train will get them to their destination (a Pacific Cruise!) the quickest, but also which train company is most reliable. That is, students will see that one train company travels more quickly on average (mean), but the range is very wide, making them unreliable. Another train company has a slightly longer average travel time, but has a small range, indicating reliability!
Students must calculate the data, then choose which train to book and explain why they picked the one they did! Writing in math! Application assessments!
(Measures of Central Tendency)