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Understand how random numbers are used in various sampling methods by analyzing the design of the sample

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.A.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4

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Big Ideas: Generating random samples requires a well-developed plan. Random samples allow us to estimate parameters of a population. This lesson builds on student’s prior work with selecting random samples. Students will learn that simple random samples are not appropriate for every sampling situation and will recognize situations where other sampling designs are needed to answer the statistical question. Students will also understand how random sampling is a part of each design. Vocabulary: simple random sample stratified random sample systematic random sample Special Materials: random digit table, graphing calculator, or access to online random number generator class election document
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