Using Sample Data to Estimate a Population Characteristic

How many of the pupils at your school think selling soda would be a good idea? Show learners how to develop a study to answer questions like these! The lesson explores the meaning of a population versus a sample and how to interpret the results of sample data using a population mean or proportion to represent the data.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collect data from the school population to model create a sample
  • Use the scaffolding suggestions to differentiate within your classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson builds from the concepts in the previous lessons in the series
Pros

  • Provides a set of practice problems for independent practice 
  • Includes an opening and closing exercise with a worked-out solution key
Cons

  • None
Common Core