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**Probability and Sampling**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute TIME ALLOTTED FOR THIS SLIDE: 0 minutes MATERIALS NEEDED: X Probability and Sampling Grade 7 – Module 5 NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS DESIGNED TO BE 180 MINUTES IN LENGTH. Welcome! In this module focus session, we will examine Grade 7 – Module 5.

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**Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session**

February 2014 Network Teams Institute Session Objectives Discuss the key ideas of what students learn in the module Statistics and Probability. Examine sample problems to learn how students progress through the Common Core Standards in Statistics and Probability. Questions? (5 minutes)

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**Statistics and Probability Module**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Statistics and Probability Module Has 7 lessons Covers Standards 7.SP.C.5 7.SP.C.6 7.SP.C.7 7.SP.C.8a-b Has 5 lessons Covers Standards 7.SP.C.6 7.SP.C.7 7.SP.C.8c Topic A Calculating and Interpreting Probabilities Topic B Estimating Probabilities Topic C Random Sampling and Estimated Population Characteristics Topic D Comparing Populations (5 minutes) Introduction to Grade 7 Module 5. This module is divided into 4 topics. Overview each topic. Have participants turn to page 3-5 of teacher materials to see the specific standards. Topic A introduces students to new terms, such as chance experiments and events. Students learn how to determine probabilities from equally likely outcomes as well as unequally likely outcomes. They will also learn to use graphical devices to determine probabilities. Topic B introduces students to the difference between theoretical probability and estimated probability. Students will also use simulation to estimate probabilities. Topic C introduces students to methods of selecting random samples, sampling variability, and estimating a population mean from a sample. Topic D stresses the importance of sampling variablility in determining if two population means are different. Mid-Module Assessment Has 3 lessons Covers Standards 7.SP.B.3 7.SP.B.4 Has 8 lessons Covers Standards 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 End-of-Module Assessment

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**Statistics and Probability Module**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Statistics and Probability Module Topic A Calculating and Interpreting Probabilities Topic B Estimating Probabilities Topic C Random Sampling and Estimated Population Characteristics Topic D Comparing Populations (30 seconds) Let’s begin with parts of Lessons 3 and 7 from Topic A – Calculating and Interpreting Probabilities.

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**The Terminology of Probability**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute The Terminology of Probability Jamal, a 7th grader, wants to design a game that involves tossing paper cups. Jamal tosses a paper cup five times and records the outcome of each toss. An outcome is the result of a single trial of an experiment. Here are the results of each toss: Jamal noted that the paper cup could land in one of three ways: on its side, right side up, or upside down. The collection of these three outcomes is called the sample space of the experiment. The sample space of an experiment is the set of all possible outcomes of that experiment. (2 minutes) Topic A Turn to page S.18 in the student handout. Note how the terminology is taught within concrete examples. This aids in the students’ understanding. Lesson 3 – Example 1

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**Equally Likely Outcomes?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Equally Likely Outcomes? The sample space for the paper cup toss was on its side, right side up, and upside down. Do you think each of these outcomes has the same chance of occurring? If they do, then they are equally likely to occur. The outcomes of an experiment are equally likely to occur when the probability of each outcome is equal. You and your partner toss the paper cup 30 times and record in a table the results of each toss. (10 minutes) Topic A Hand out cups, Have participants work in pairs to perform the activity. Lesson 3 – Example 2

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**Equally Likely Outcomes? Continued**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Equally Likely Outcomes? Continued 7. Using the results of your experiment, what is your estimate for the probability of a paper cup landing on its side? 8. Using the results of your experiment, what is your estimate for the probability of a paper cup landing upside down? 9. Using the results of your experiment, what is your estimate for the probability of a paper cup landing right side up? 10. Based on your results, do you think the three outcomes are equally likely to occur? (2 minutes) Topic A Have the participants answer questions 7-10 using the results of the chance experiment. Ask a few participants to share answers.

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**Equally Likely Outcomes? Continued**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Equally Likely Outcomes? Continued From Teacher Page: Based on their results of tossing the cup 30 times, ask students to predict how many times the cup will land on its side, right side up, or upside down for approximately 120 tosses. If time permits, allow students to carry out the experiment for a total of 120 tosses, or combine results of students to examine the number of outcomes for approximately 120 tosses. Compare the predicted numbers and the actual numbers. (5 minutes) Topic A Have participants make a prediction for questions 7-10 using 120 tosses. Instead of tossing the cup 120 times, have 4 pairs combine their results. Determine the answers for 7-10. Why do the predictions differ from the actual numbers? (In the long-run, the estimated probability approaches the actual (theoretical) probability.)

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**Calculating Probabilities of Compound Events**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Calculating Probabilities of Compound Events If the researchers conducting the experiment add food in the simple maze such that the probability of each mouse turning left is now 0.7, what is the probability that only one of the three mice will turn left? such that the probability of each mouse turning left is now 0.7, what is the probability that only one of the three mice will turn left? L R LLL 0.7(0.7)(0.7) = 0.343 L R LLR 0.7(0.7)(0.3) = 0.147 L L R LRL 0.7(0.3)(0.7) = 0.147 The probability that only one of the three mice will turn left is = (10 minutes) Topic A Turn to page 82 in the teacher handout. This is a compound event which is made of 3 single events. The first mouse can turn left or right. The second mouse can turn left or right. And the third mouse can turn left or right. See how the tree is created. Calculate probabilities by multiplying the probabilities along the branches. Then add the probabilities for the appropriate branches to answer the question. LRR 0.7(0.3)(0.3) = 0.063 RLL 0.3(0.7)(0.7) = 0.147 L R L R RLR 0.3(0.7)(0.3) = 0.063 R L R RRL 0.3(0.3)(0.7) = 0.063 RRR 0.3(0.3)(0.3) = 0.027 Lesson 7 – Exit Ticket Question 3

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**Statistics and Probability Module**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Statistics and Probability Module Calculating and Interpreting Probabilities Topic A Estimating Probabilities Topic B Random Sampling and Estimated Population Characteristics Topic C Comparing Populations Topic D (30 seconds) Next we will examine Lesson 11 from Topic B – Estimating Probabilities.

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**Using Simulation to Estimate a Probability**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Using Simulation to Estimate a Probability 1. Using colored disks, describe how one at-bat could be simulated for a baseball player who has a batting average of Note that a batting average of means the player gets a hit (on average) three times out of every ten times at bat. Be sure to state clearly what a color represents. (5 minutes) Topic B Turn to page S.70 in the student handout. Ask for participants’ responses. Decide if responses are accurate. Lesson 11 Exercise 1

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**Using Simulation to Estimate a Probability**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Using Simulation to Estimate a Probability 2. Using colored disks, describe how one at-bat could be simulated for a player who has a batting average of Note that a batting average of means that on average, the player gets 273 hits out of 1000 at-bats. Discuss with your partner why it is NOT a good ideas to use colored disks to simulate this situation. Use 000 – 272 to represent a hit 273 – 999 represents a miss (5 minutes) Topic B What could we use? Random number table would work nicely. In a random-number table, the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 occur equally often in the long run. Each digit is independent of the other digits. How can the random number table be used to simulate this scenario? Notice that the first set of 3 digits is 252 which represents a “HIT”. Lesson 11 Exercise 2

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**Using Simulation to Estimate a Probability**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Using Simulation to Estimate a Probability 3. Continuing on the first line of the random numbers above, what would the hit/non-hit outcomes be for the next six at-bats? Be sure to state the random number and whether it simulates a hit or non-hit. (3 minutes) Topic B Demonstrate how to use the random digit table. Is it reasonable to answer a question about probability after only six trials? No, we need to see what happens in the long run. * Show teachers how to use graphing calculator to select random numbers H M M M M H M Lesson 11 Exercise 3

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**Using Simulation to Estimate a Probability**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Using Simulation to Estimate a Probability 3. Suppose that a type A blood donor is needed for a certain surgery. Carry out a simulation to answer the following question: If 40% of donors have type A blood, what is an estimate of the probability that it will take at least four donors to find one with type A blood? (10 minutes) Topic B Allow teachers 8 minutes to work with their partner to answer Practice Set Exercise 3. Discuss results: a. How would you simulate a blood donor having or not having type A? With 𝟒𝟎% taken as the probability that a donor has type A blood, a random digit would be a good device to use. For example, 𝟏, 𝟐, 𝟑, 𝟒 could represent type A blood, and 𝟎, 𝟓, 𝟔, 𝟕, 𝟖, 𝟗 could represent non-type A blood. b. What constitutes a trial for this simulation? The problem asks for the probability that it will take four or more donors to find one with type A blood. That implies that the first three donors do not have type A blood. So a trial is three random digits. c. What constitutes a success for this simulation? A success is none of the three digits are 𝟏, 𝟐, 𝟑, or 𝟒. For example, 𝟔𝟎𝟓 would be a success since none of the donors had type A blood. An example of a failure would be 𝟔𝟔𝟐. d. Carry out 𝟏𝟓 trials, list your results, and compute an estimate for the probability that it takes at least four donors to find one with type A blood. Students are to generate 𝟏𝟓 such trials, count the number of successes, and divide by 𝟏𝟓 to calculate their estimated probability of needing four or more donors to get one with type A blood. Will all sets of partners have the same result? Why or why not? Lesson 11 Practice Set Exercise 3

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**Mid-Module Assessment**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Mid-Module Assessment In the game of Darts, players throw darts at a circle divided into 20 wedges. In one variation of the game, the score for a throw is equal to the wedge number that the dart hits. So, if the dart hits anywhere in the 20 wedge, you earn 20 points for that throw. a. If you are equally likely to land in any wedge, what is the probability you will score 20 points? (2 minutes) Turn to page 137 in Teacher Material. Part A covers concepts in Standard 7.SP.C.7a (Uniform probability models). Discuss the rubric. Exercise 3

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**Mid-Module Assessment**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Mid-Module Assessment In the game of Darts, players throw darts at a circle divided into 20 wedges. In one variation of the game, the score for a throw is equal to the wedge number that the dart hits. So, if the dart hits anywhere in the 20 wedge, you earn 20 points for that throw. b. If you are equally likely to land in any wedge, what is the probability you will land in the “upper right” and score 20, 1, 18, 4, 13, or 6 points? (5 minutes) Turn to page 137 in Teacher Material. Part B covers concepts in Standard 7.SP.C.8 (Compound events). Discuss the rubric.

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**Mid-Module Assessment**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Mid-Module Assessment In the game of Darts, players throw darts at a circle divided into 20 wedges. In one variation of the game, the score for a throw is equal to the wedge number that the dart hits. So, if the dart hits anywhere in the 20 wedge, you earn 20 points for that throw. c. Below are the results of 100 throws for one player. Does this player appear to have a tendency to land in the “upper right” more often than we would expect if the player was equally likely to land in any wedge? (5 minutes) Turn to page 137 in Teacher Material. Part A covers concepts in Standard 7.SP.C.6 (using long-run relative frequency). Discuss the rubric.

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**Statistics and Probability Module**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Statistics and Probability Module Calculating and Interpreting Probabilities Topic A Estimating Probabilities Topic B Random Sampling and Estimated Population Characteristics Topic C Comparing Populations Topic D (30 seconds) Now we will look at parts of Lessons 14 and 17 from Topic C – Random Sampling and Estimated Population Characteristics.

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**Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session**

February 2014 Network Teams Institute What is Random? Write down a sequence of heads/tails you think would typically occur if you tossed a coin 20 times. Compare your sequence to the ones written by some of your classmates. How are they alike? How are they different? (2 minutes) Topic C Turn to page S.90 in the student handout. Allow participants to answer exercise 1. Discuss their responses. Lesson 14 Exercise 1

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**Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session**

February 2014 Network Teams Institute What is Random? Working with a partner, toss a coin 20 times and write down the sequence of heads and tails you get. a. Compare your results with your classmates. b. How are your results from actually tossing the coin different from the sequences you and your classmates wrote down? c. Toni claimed she could make up a set of numbers that would be random. What would you say to her? (10 minutes) Topic C Hand out pennies to each pair of participants b. The results are different because when we generated the sequence, we did not have a lot of heads or tails in a row. c. She could try, but probably she would not have some of the characteristics that a real set of random numbers would have, such as three consecutive numbers or four even numbers in a row. Convey the idea that personal decisions on what is random typically produce behavior that is not really random. These exercises indicate that random behavior may not necessarily look like what students expect. Similarly, random samples are generally representative of the population despite not always looking as expected. Lesson 14 Exercise 2

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**Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session**

February 2014 Network Teams Institute Selecting a Sample Look at the poem, Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer, and select eight words you think are representative of words in the poem. Record the number of letters in each word you selected. Find the mean number of letters in the words you chose. (5 minutes) Topic C Hand out copies of the poem to each pair of participants. Allow participants time to select a sample and to then compute the sample mean. Lesson 14 Exercise 4

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**Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session**

February 2014 Network Teams Institute Selecting a Sample Working with a partner, follow your teacher’s instruction for randomly choosing eight words. Begin with the title of the poem and count a hyphenated word as one word. a. Record the eight words you randomly selected and find the mean number of letters in those words. b. Compare the mean of your random sample to the mean you found in Exercise 4. Explain how you found the mean for each sample. (5 minutes) Topic C Instructions for randomly choosing eight words from the poem. Each pair should have a copy of the poem “Casey at the Bat” (located at the end of this lesson file) with the words partitioned into 29 groups with 20 words in each group. A bag containing the numbers 1 to 29 for the group numbers and a bag containing the numbers 1 to 20 for the words within a group. Students draw a number from the first bag that identifies a group number and a number from the second bag that identifies a word in the group. Lesson 14 Exercise 6

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**Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session**

February 2014 Network Teams Institute Selecting a Sample As a class, compare the means from Exercise 4 and the means from Exercise 6. Your teacher will provide a back-to-back stem and leaf plot to compare the means. Record your mean from Exercise 4 and your mean for Exercise 6 on this plot. Do you think means from Exercise 4 or the means from Exercise 6 are more representative of the mean of all of the words in the poem? Explain your choice. The actual mean of the words in the poem Casey at the Bat is 4.2 letters. (5 minutes) Topic C The back-to-back stem and leaf plot is an alternate why to compare the means from exercise 4 and the means from exercise 6. How do the distributions for the means in exercise 4 and for the means in exercise 6 compare? Which distribution is centered at the actual mean of the words in the poem? Lesson 14 Exercise 7- 9

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**Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session**

February 2014 Network Teams Institute Sampling Variability Suppose you were to take another random sample from the same population of times at the gym. Could the new sample mean be closer to the population mean than the mean of these five observations? Further? The owners of a gym have been keeping track of how long each person spends at the gym. Eight hundred of these times (in minutes) are shown in the population tables located at the end of the lesson. From this population you will take a random sample. What are the five observations in your sample? For the sample that you selected, calculate the sample mean. Do you think that the mean of these five observations is exactly correct for the population mean? Could the population mean be greater than the number you calculated? Smaller? (10 minutes) Topic C Turn to page S.108 in the student handout. Hand out table of minutes spent at the gym. Discuss the table. Use random number table to select five times. Instructions for selecting random sample: Close your eyes and put the eraser end of your pencil down on the random number table. Start at that number and the two following numbers. Suppose they are 514. To find the observation, the first two numbers represent the row in the population table and the last number represents the column. Therefore, for the number 514, you would go to the 51st row and the 4th column. Ignore numbers Compute the sample mean, round to the nearest tenth. 1st & 2nd bubble - Make sure that students see that the value of their sample mean is not likely to be exactly correct for the population mean. The population mean could be greater or less than the value of the sample mean. 3rd bubble - Make sure students understand that if they were to take a new random sample, the new sample mean is unlikely to be equal to the value of the sample mean of their first sample. It could be closer to or further from the population mean. Also note that if two sample means are the same – this does NOT mean that the samples are the same. It is possible that two different samples produce the same mean. Lesson 17 Exercises 1 - 4

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**Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session**

February 2014 Network Teams Institute Sampling Variability Use all the sample means to make a dot plot using the axis given below. (Remember, if you have repeated or close values, stack the dots one above the other.) Suppose that a statistician plans to take a random sample of size 5 from the population of times spent at the gym and that he or she will use the sample mean as an estimate of the population mean. Approximately how far can the statistician expect the sample mean to be from the population mean? What do you see in the dot plot that demonstrates sampling variability? (10 minutes) Topic C Exercises 5 & 6 have students select another sample. For our purposes we will use the sample from exercise 1 and its mean in exercise 2. Have the participants list their sample means on the board. For our purposes, round the sample means to the nearest half before plotting on the dot plot. 1st bubble: Stress the fact that the sample mean varies from sample to sample is an example of sampling variability. 2nd bubble: The population mean is approximately in the center of the dots in the dot plot constructed in Exercise 9. Indicate that the distances of the dots from the population mean provides information about how far the statistician can expect the sample mean to be from the population mean. Comment on the effects of sample size on sampling variability. As the sample size increases, the sampling variability decreases. Be sure to emphasize that in real life ONLY one sample is selected and how sampling variability affects how close the sample mean is to the population mean. Lesson 17 Exercises 8-11

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**Statistics and Probability Module**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Statistics and Probability Module Calculating and Interpreting Probabilities Topic A Estimating Probabilities Topic B Random Sampling and Estimated Population Characteristics Topic C Comparing Populations Topic D (30 seconds) Next we will examine Lesson 11 from Topic B – Estimating Probabilities.

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**Why Worry about Sampling Variability?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Why Worry about Sampling Variability? There are three bags, Bag 𝐴, Bag 𝐵, and Bag 𝐶, with 100 numbers in each bag. You and your classmates will investigate the population mean (the mean of all 100 numbers) in each bag. Each set of numbers has the same range. However, the population means of each set may or may not be the same. We will see who can uncover the mystery of the bags! (2 minutes) Topic D Turn to page S.140 in student handout. Introduce Lesson 21. A B C Lesson 21

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**Why Worry about Sampling Variability?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Why Worry about Sampling Variability? To begin your investigation, start by selecting a random sample of ten numbers from Bag 𝐴. Remember to mix the numbers in the bag first. Then, select one number from the bag. Do not put it back into the bag. Write the number in the chart below. Continue selecting one number at a time until you have selected ten numbers. Mix up the numbers in the bag between each selection. a. Create a dot plot of your sample of ten numbers. Use a dot to represent each number in the sample. b. Do you think the mean of all the numbers in Bag 𝐴 might be 10? Why or why not? (10 minutes) Topic D Hand out Bag A. Be sure that participants understand how to take the random sample of 10 numbers from Bag A. Part a: Have participants put their 10 numbers on a dot plot. Part b: Responses depend on the students’ samples and the resulting dot plots. In most cases, the dots will center around a value that is greater than 𝟏𝟎 because the mean of the population is greater than 𝟏𝟎. Part c: Anticipate that most students’ estimates will correspond to roughly where the dots in the dot plot center. c. Based on the dot plot, what would you estimate the mean of the numbers in Bag 𝐴 to be? How did you make your estimate? A Lesson 21 Exercise 1

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**Why Worry about Sampling Variability?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Why Worry about Sampling Variability? Repeat the process by selecting a random sample of ten numbers from Bag 𝐵. a. Create a dot plot of your sample of ten numbers. Use a dot to represent each number in the sample. b. Based on your dot plot, do you think the mean of the numbers in Bag 𝐵 is the same or different than the mean of the numbers in Bag 𝐴? Explain your thinking. (5 minutes) Topic D Hand out Bag B. Be sure that participants understand how to take the random sample of 10 numbers from Bag B. Part a: Have participants put their 10 numbers on a dot plot. Part b: Anticipate that students will indicate that the center of the dot plot of the sample from Bag 𝑪 is less than the center of the dot plot of the sample from Bag 𝑨. B Lesson 21 Exercise 2

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**Why Worry about Sampling Variability?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Why Worry about Sampling Variability? Repeat the process by selecting a random sample of ten numbers from Bag C. a. Create a dot plot of your sample of ten numbers. Use a dot to represent each number in the sample. b. Based on your dot plot, do you think the mean of the numbers in Bag 𝐶 is the same or different than the mean of the numbers in Bag 𝐴? Explain your thinking. (5 minutes) Topic D Hand out Bag C. Be sure that participants understand how to take the random sample of 10 numbers from Bag C. Part a: Have participants put their 10 numbers on a dot plot. Part b: The centers will probably not be exactly the same; however, anticipate centers that are close to each other. C Lesson 21 Exercise 3

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**Why Worry about Sampling Variability?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Why Worry about Sampling Variability? Calculate the mean of the numbers for each of the samples from Bag 𝐴, Bag, 𝐵, and Bag 𝐶. c. Calculate the difference of sample mean for Bag 𝐴 minus sample mean for Bag B (𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐴−𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐵). Based on this difference, can you be sure which bag has the larger population mean? Why or why not? (5 minutes) Topic D Have participants calculate the sample means for the samples from each bag. Discuss the notation MeanA - MeanB Part c: Stress that it is impossible to say for certain. It is possible that you could get a sample mean that is larger than the population mean of Bag 𝑨, and then get a sample mean that is smaller than the population mean of Bag 𝑩, or vice versa. A B C Lesson 21 Exercise 5

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**Why Worry about Sampling Variability?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Why Worry about Sampling Variability? Based on the class dot plots of the sample means, do you think the mean of the numbers in Bag 𝐴 and the mean of the numbers in Bag 𝐵 are different? Do you think the mean of the numbers in Bag 𝐴 and the mean of the numbers in Bag 𝐶 are different? Explain your answers. Have each student plot his or her sample mean for the sample from Bag 𝐴 on a class dot plot, labeled “Means of samples from Bag 𝐴.” Then, construct class dot plots for the means from Bags 𝐵 and 𝐶. (5 minutes) Topic D Help students plot their sample means on the appropriate dot plots. Discuss the differences. A B C Lesson 21 Exercise 6

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**Why Worry about Sampling Variability?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Why Worry about Sampling Variability? Plot your difference of the means, (𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐴−𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐵), on a class dot plot. Describe the distribution of differences plotted on the graph. Remember to discuss center and spread. (5 minutes) Topic D Have participants plot the difference MeanA – MeanB. This dot plot should be centered at about zero. Refer to the class dot plots of sample means for bags A and B. Discuss how a comparison of these two dot plots compare to the dot plot of the difference MeanA – MeanB. A B Lesson 21 Exercise 10

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**Why Worry about Sampling Variability?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Why Worry about Sampling Variability? Calculate the sample mean of Bag 𝐴 minus the sample mean of Bag 𝐶, (𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐴−𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐶). Plot your difference (𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐴−𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐶) on a class dot plot. How do the centers of the class dot plots for (𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐴−𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐵) and (𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐴−𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐶) compare? (5 minutes) Topic D Have participants calculate and then plot the difference MeanA – MeanC. This dot plot should be centered to the right of zero. The center of the class dot plot for (𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐴−𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐵) is less than the center of the class dot plot for (𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛𝐴−𝑀𝑒𝑎𝑛C). A C Lesson 21 Exercises 14-16

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**Why Worry about Sampling Variability?**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute Why Worry about Sampling Variability? Each bag has a population mean that is either 10.5 or State what you think the population mean is for each bag. Explain your choice for each bag. 14.5 14.5 10.5 (5 minutes) Topic D Allow participants time to discuss the question with their partner. A B C Lesson 21 Exercise 17

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**End-of-Module Assessment**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute End-of-Module Assessment Students in a random sample of 57 students were asked to measure their hand-spans (distance from outside of thumb to outside of little finger when the hand is stretched out as far as possible). The graphs below show the results for the males and females. (2 minutes) Turn to page 284 in Teacher Material. Introduce Exercise 2. Exercise 2

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**End-of-Module Assessment**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute End-of-Module Assessment a. Based on these data, do you think there is a difference between the population mean hand-span for males and the population mean hand-span for females? Justify your answer. (2 minutes) Part A covers concepts in Standard 7.SP.B.3 (measuring the difference between centers). Exercise 2

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**End-of-Module Assessment**

Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session February 2014 Network Teams Institute End-of-Module Assessment b. The same students were asked to measure their heights, with the results shown below. Are these height data more or less convincing of a difference in the population mean height than the hand span data are of a difference in population mean handspan? Explain. (2 minutes) Part A covers concepts in Standard 7.SP.B.4 (draw informal comparative inferences about two populations). Exercise 2

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**Grade 7 – Module 5 Module Focus Session**

February 2014 Network Teams Institute Questions? (4 minutes)

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**Key Points Probabilities can be estimated using simulation.**

The results of random samples are representative of a population. It is important to consider sampling variability when comparing two populations.

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