Ruling Out Chance (part 1)

What are the chances? Teach your classes to answer this question using mathematics. The first part of a three-day lesson on determining significance differences in experimental data prompts learners to analyze the data by determining the mean and calculating the differences among groups.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the practice problems as independent practice
  • Form collaborative groups to complete the exercises independently
Classroom Considerations

  • Best if used in sequence with the other lessons in a 30-part series
Pros

  • Firmly establishes the concept of randomization and group means
  • Provides detailed teacher notes with clear focus
Cons

  • None
Common Core