Samples and Populations extends the work done throughout sixth and seventh grade with probability and statistics to help students make connections between the two. Students investigate tools for grouping data and comparing distributions, such as line plots, histograms, and box and whisker plots. Students then explore how to collect data (sampling) in a fair method that truly represents the population they are trying to investigate. Finally, students look at relationships between two attributes to see if a pattern can be generated to explain or predict values.
For an in-depth explanation of unit goals, specific questions to ask your student and examples of core concepts from the unit, go to Samples and Populations.
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