Sampling Variability in the Sample Mean (part 2)

Reduce variability for more accurate statistics. Through simulation, learners examine sample data and calculate a sample mean. They understand that increasing the number of samples creates results that are more representative of the pupulation mean.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask for actual ACT or SAT scores to use as the population data
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson continues as part two in a two-part lesson
  • Requires a graphing calculator for simulation and statistics calculations
Pros

  • Provides an exit ticket as a conclusion to the activity with a worked-out answer key
  • Includes detailed teacher notes to use throughout the lesson to guide learners as they complete the activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core