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

MAT-07.SP.02 Use data from a random sample to draw inferences about a population with an unknown characteristic of interest. Generate multiple samples (or simulated samples) of the same size to gauge the variation in estimates or predictions.

For example, estimate the mean word length in a book by randomly sampling words from the book; predict the winner of a school election based on randomly sampled survey data. Gauge how far off the estimate or prediction might be.

Student Learning Targets:

I can draw inferences about a population based on data generated by a random sample.

I can generate multiple samples from the same population and analyze the estimates or predictions based on the variation of each sample.