Students will be surveyed to find the mean and standard deviation of their heights and create a bell curve (normal distribution) to be analyzed for randomization. Students will then work in groups to repeat the process using a new data set.
- Students will recognize the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies; explain how randomization relates to each. (Common Core State Standards: Math HSS.IC.B.3)
- Students will use data from a sample survey to estimate a population mean or proportion; develop a margin of error through the use of simulation models for random sampling. (Common Core State Standards: Math HSS.IC.B.4)
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