... work together to collect data and determine the
probability of an event and then use probability
to make predictions about an unknown sample. They
learn how to conduct random samples of data to make
predictions about the larger population, just as
pollsters do to help elect political candidates
and companies do to test market a new product. To
make these predictions, teachers use box plots to
organize and analyze the sample data.
Workshop 8: In Practice,
Learner Teachers ...
... discuss how their students handled the Sampling
& Probability lessons. They explore the difficult
gray area between student work that rates a "3"
(meets standards) and work that is a "2" (does
not meet standards). They learn how to use "on-ramp"
lessons for students who haven't yet demonstrated
a mastery of core math concepts.