SRS vs. Convenience Sample in the Gettysburg Address

Posted on 9/4/2014 by Trey Cox
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Students have an interesting view of what a random sample looks like. They often feel that just closing their eyes and picking “haphazardly” will be enough to achieve randomness. This lesson should remove this misconception. Students will be allowed to pick words with their personal definition of random and then forced to pick a true simple random sample and compare the results.

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6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2
Math Practices
MP.1 MP.4 MP.5
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