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Does a Small Sample Always Represent the Whole?

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.C.7a http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/7/SP/C/7/a
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7

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Big Ideas: A number of different probabilities can be drawn from the same data set. When determining the probability of an event, the 'whole' or denominator may be a subset of the entire population. Organizing the data for the boys and girls who ate breakfast that morning is more easily evaluated through making a table. Vocabulary: part, whole, ratio, frequency, proportion Special Materials: None