In this survey bias instructional activity, students solve and complete 2 different types of problems regarding a survey. First, they identify various sources of bias. Then, students describe how to minimize bias in assessing statistical surveys.
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Using Random Sampling to Draw Inferences
Emerging statisticians develop the ability to make inferences from sample data while also working on proportional relationships in general. Here, young learners examine samples for bias, and then use random samples to make inferences...
7th Math CCSS: Designed
Sampling Methods and Preventing Bias
Experimental design can be both incredibly intuitive and very high-concept when first introduced to learners. This video does a great job of discussing sampling methods and bias simply, without over-reducing the complexity. Multiple...
6 mins 8th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Surveys and Estimating Large Quantities
Looking for an estimation activity a bit more involved than the typical "guess the number of jellybeans in the jar" game? Here, learners use a picture to estimate the number of people at a large event, look for potential problems with...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Activity to Show Sample Population and Bias
There is bias in many aspects of our lives, and math is no exception! Learners explore provided data to understand the meaning of biased and random samples. The resource includes various data sets from the same population, and...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable