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The Importance of Being Random

Estimated Time: 45 minutes

Lesson Objectives:

  • The students will explore randomization in sample surveys, experiments and observational studies.

Resources for this lesson:

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Key Common Core State Standards:
S.IC.3: Recognize the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies; explain how randomization relates to each.

Supporting Common Core State Standards:

Standards for Mathematical Practice Emphasized:

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.

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