In this lesson, students will practice data collection through simulation, performing estimation, and providing support for or against a claim.
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Exploring the Sampling Distribution of the Sample Proportion with a Study of Fingerprint Types in the US
In this lesson, students will draw simple random samples; calculate sample proportions; construct histograms; and compare sampling distributions' shape, mean, and variability.
Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, and Jacquelyn Silverbush share a series of activities used with students in grades 4–6 to introduce statistical inference. The article is structured based on the amount of time to devote to the topic.
This investigation focuses on students conducting a comparative experiment to explore whether there are meaningful differences between the number of times people can write their name with their dominant hand and the number of times people can write their name with their non-dominant hand.
After drawing simple random samples, students will calculate sample proportions; construct dotplots; and identify a population, parameter, sample, and statistic.
In this investigation, students will develop a statistical question based on the survey questions, discuss options to collect survey data, examine the data collection plan used by the high-school students, and summarize the results of categorical data using proportions and percentages.
Three lesson plans that use photos as data sources show it is possible to take an idea and develop it to best suit the interests of your students and you.