Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Methods for Selecting a Random Sample

For Teachers 7th Standards
Random sampling is as easy as choosing numbers. Teams use random numbers to create a sample of book lengths from a population of 150 books. The groups continue by developing a technique to create samples to compare from two populations...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Stratified Random Sampling: An Extracurricular Study

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learning isn't a random process. A well-designed interactive lesson helps classes make key conclusions about stratified random sampling. They calculate group percentages and use those percentages to decide on sampling totals.
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Simple Random Sampling: How Many Samples Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Teach the concept of simple random sampling through an interactive lesson. Learners explore the concept by considering the strength of sampling methods. Size of the samples varies also as individuals determine which methods lead to the...
Lesson Plan
American Statistical Association

#### How Random Is the iPod’s Shuffle?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Shuffle the resource into your instructional activity repertoire. Scholars use randomly-generated iPod Shuffle playlists to develop ideas about randomness. They use a new set of playlists to confirm their ideas, and then decide whether...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Differences Due to Random Assignment Alone

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
It takes a lot of planning to achieve a random result! Learners compare results of random assignment, and conclude that random assignment allows results to be attributed to chance. They also realize the set of random means are clustered...
AP Test Prep
College Board

#### Random Variables vs. Algebraic Variables

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Variables can vary in meaning. A reference material for AP® Statistics explains the difference between random and algebraic variables. It provides a hypothetical situation involving dice—great for use in a classroom situation.
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Experiments and the Role of Random Assignment

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Time to experiment with mathematics! Learners study experimental design and how randomization applies. They emphasize the difference between random selection and random assignment and how both are important to the validation of the...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Random Sampling

For Teachers 7th Standards
Sample pennies to gain an understanding of their ages. The 16th installment of a 25-part series requires groups to collect samples from a jar of pennies. Pupils compare the distribution of their samples with the distribution of the...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Probability Distribution of a Discrete Random Variable

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Learn how to analyze probability distributions. The sixth installment of a 21-part module teaches pupils to use probability distributions to determine the long-run behavior of a discrete random variable. They create graphs of probability...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Discrete Random Variables

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
You don't need to be discreet about using the resource on discrete variables. In the fifth installment of a 21-part module, scholars explore random variables and learn to distinguish between discrete and continuous random variables. They...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Random Statistics

For Students 7th - 8th
Seventh and eighth graders solve and complete 20 various types of short answer problems. First, they write a brief description of themselves including those as stated. Then, learners categorize the type of sampling used in various...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Random Probability

For Students 9th - 11th
In this statistics and probability worksheet, young statisticians solve and complete 13 different problems related to probability, percentages, and normal distributions. They consider data models, assumptions about the models, and find...
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Curated OER

#### Estimating the Mean State Area

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seventh grade statisticians randomly select five states and then determine the mean area. The class then works together to create a dot plot of their results.
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Sampling Variability

For Teachers 7th Standards
Work it out — find the average time clients spend at a gym. Pupils use a table of random digits to collect a sample of times fitness buffs are working out. The scholars use their random sample to calculate an estimate of the mean of the...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Sums and Differences of Independent Random Variables: Traveling Seasickness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use a Punnett square to calculate probabilities. The resource presents a situation in which two patients are randomly selected from a group of patients with a particular illness. Pupils use the interactive to determine the likelihood...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Random Sampling

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this random sampling worksheet, students compare data collected by a random sample to data collected by an actual count using pieces of paper with numbers written on them. They compare their data for the actual count to the random...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Designing Samples/Simple Random Samples

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the advantages and disadvantages of various sampling techniques. They define a simple random sample and identify possible sources of bias in other types of samples. Answer Key included.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine the concept of kindness to others. They define kindness, listen to various stories about random acts of kindness, and create an e-mail chain describing their own acts of kindness that is sent around the world.
Activity
Thoughtful Learning

#### Doing Random Acts of Kindness

For Students K - 5th
Encourage scholars to perform random acts of kindness. A lesson challenges participants to choose a peer they wish to be kind to without them knowing. Learners list five good deeds and choose one to fulfill. Pupils reflect on the process...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Random Facts

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this random facts worksheet, students complete short answer, multiple choice, and more questions about random facts about slugs, choking, and more. Students complete 8 questions.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Random Facts

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this random facts worksheet, young scholars answer true or false questions about items such as chewing gum, coconuts, yo-yos, and more. Students complete 8 problems.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Graphing Data

For Students 7th
Seventh graders solve and graph 10 different problems that include various questions related to data on a graph. First, they create bar graphs to display the data given. Then, pupils determine the random sample of a population listing...
Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

#### Mr. Brigg's Class Likes Math

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A quick discussion question that brings some collaboration into your classroom will allow your thinkers to make a decision about sampling. Mr. Briggs wants to know if the results from his class are a valuable comparison to the entire...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Sampling Bias And the California Recall

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Using a 2002 California Gray David recall vote as an example, young statisticians  identify sources of bias in samples and find ways of reducing and eliminating sampling bias. They consider ways to select random samples from a...