7th Grade MAT Targeted Standards Domain (SP) Statistics and Probability Cluster: Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population

MAT-07.SP.01 Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.

Student Learning Targets:

I can explain that inferences about a population can be made by examining a sample.

I can explain why the validity of a sample depends on whether the sample is representative of the population.

I can explain that random sampling tends to produce representative samples.

Vocabulary:

Sample, Population, Validity, Generalization, Random Sample, and Representative Sample.