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Select random samples by using random number generators and random digit tables

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.A.1
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Big Ideas: Random samples allow us to estimate parameters of a population. Random number generators can be used to select representative samples. This lesson builds on students' work with selection. This lesson focuses on the tools for random selection. Students will use a random digit table and features of a graphing calculator or online random number generators to predict the winner of an election in a small town. Vocabulary: random number generator, random digit table, pseudo-random numbers Special Materials: copies of a random digit table graphing calculators and/or access to internet for a website that generates random numbers small town voter demographics
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