Election Poll, Variation 1

This Election Poll, Variation 1 activity & project also includes:

Your class will learn what it means to take a random sample of a population and to draw inferences from the information gained. In part a, of the exercise, you discuss with your class how middle schoolers during a class election can be best sampled to obtain the most representative outcome of the election. From this discussion, pupils describe what sampling process they would use. Part b discusses the benefits of doing multiple samples of the same size to better predict the winner. Use the other two lessons attached for additional practice with this standard. 

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Pros

  • Good activity for class discussion
  • Describes good sampling techniques
Cons

  • Solutions should be reworded in order to offer a clearer explanation to learners
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