3 Act Math Tasks

Organized by the Common Core States Standard (CCSS) Initiative

Grade 7


Overall Expectation Description:

7.SP.2 – Grade 7 – Statistics & Probability

Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
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.

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Yellow Starbursts

How many Starburst packs have exactly one yellow Starburst? Two yellow Starbursts?

Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
1) Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population and 2) investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

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