Experiments and the Role of Random Assignment

Time to experiment with mathematics! Learners study experimental design and how randomization applies. They emphasize the difference between random selection and random assignment and how both are important to the validation of the experiment. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a graphic organizer to record new vocabulary with meaningful examples
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires a significant amount of reading, which may be difficult for English learners and struggling readers
  • Requires graphing calculators or similar software 
  • The 23rd lesson in a 30-part series
Pros

  • Resources include detailed answer keys
  • Scaffolding suggestions provide opportunities for differentiation
Cons

  • None
Common Core