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Blame It on the Rain

Estimated Time: 30-45 minutes

Lesson Objectives:

  • Students will distinguish between statements of correlation and causation. 
  • Students will identify lurking variables in a given situation.

Resources for this lesson:

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Key Common Core State Standards:

S.ID.9 Distinguish between correlation and causation.

Standards for Mathematical Practices:

MP.3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
MP.6 Attend to precision.

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