Discrete & Continuous Data: Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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Madison and Charlotte are having a competition, seeing how long they can each hold a note on their flutes. Meanwhile, Charlotte wants to know how many notes Madison can produce accurately on her flute. Are these pieces of data discrete or continuous?

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1. Charlotte is part of her local track team. She can jump 4 hurdles and can long jump 5 feet 5 inches. There are seven girls and ten boys on her track team. Six of the team members are ranked among the top 10 regional athletes. Which piece of this data is discrete and which is continuous?

2. Madison is trying out for the track team. There are 26 people trying out for the team. There are 4 people wanting to run distance, 6 people wanting to pole vault, 8 people wanting to sprint, and 2 people that want to throw shot put. Madison can run a half mile in 6 minutes and she finished 6th in the 100 meter dash. Which of these pieces of data is discrete and which is continuous?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you see how well you understand discrete and continuous data through the use of word problems. You'll also be tested on how well you know the definitions of certain types of data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the following types of data:

  • Quantitative
  • Discrete
  • Continuous

Skills Practiced

Working through the questions on this quiz also encourages you to practice these abilities:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on discrete and continuous data
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding pieces of data and correctly interpret whether they are discrete or continuous
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main types of data, such as quantitative, discrete and continuous

Additional Learning

Continue right on learning about this subject by reading the lesson titled Discrete & Continuous Data: Definition & Examples. Information covered by this lesson includes:

  • The two major types of information
  • What makes discrete data unique
  • How to identify continuous data