Data can be described in two ways, and this can be either discrete or continuous. Discrete data can take on only integer values, whereas continuous data can take on any value. The Discrete vs continuous quiz below is designed to assess and reinforce the student's understanding of the nature and differences of discrete and continuous data. Give it a try and see how well you understand it!
Measured
Counted
Both
A person's height each year
The volume of water in a swimming pool each day
Cars finished in a factory each day
A person's weight on each birthday
Discrete
Continuous
Discrete
Continuous
Discrete
Continuous
True
False
True
False
Measured
Counted
Both
Height of a sunflower as measured each day
How many students are absent from school each day
How many widgets does a business sell each day
The number of people who drive through a red light each hour during rush hour
True
False