Confidence in Salaries in Petroleum Engineering

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Just how confident can we be with statistics calculated from a sample? Learners take this into account as they look at data from a sample of petroleum engineer salaries. They analyze the effect sample size has on a margin of error and confidence intervals. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate as an exploration of margin of error
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an online applet
  • The activity uses a specific set of materials, including a deck of cards and large number lines
Pros

  • Includes a student handout to follow through the activity
  • Provides all necessary background information and data needed for the activity
Cons

  • None