How to Calculate Confidence Intervals and Margin of Error

Explore the meaning of the margin of error and how to use it to calculate the confidence interval with a video that explains how to calculate a margin of error based on the sample size. The instructor also makes a connection between the confidence interval and the bell curve.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your classroom by assigning the video as homework and use class time for practice and questions
  • Create a guided notes document for pupils to complete as they watch the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have a solid understanding of the z value
Pros
  • Uses diagrams to illustrate the meaning of the confidence interval
  • Emphasizes the new vocabulary through definitions and examples
Cons
  • None
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