Estimating Probability Distributions Empirically 1

What if you don't have theoretical probabilities with which to create probability distributions? The 11th installment of a 21-part module has scholars collecting data through a survey. The results of the survey provide empirical data to use in developing a probability distribution.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use polling software to efficiently collect data for the exploratory challenges
Classroom Considerations
  • It is possible to easily modify the lesson so each pupil only works on data from one of the survey questions if time is a factor
  • Lesson guide suggests starting part of the next lesson during this lesson due to timing issues
Pros
  • Lesson guide contains scaffolding tips throughout the resource
  • Includes reproducible handouts for all lesson components
Cons
  • None
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