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Math: Designing and Analyzing Surveys

Activity Idea: Students will design a survey made up of several questions in order to answer a broader question they're interested in. For example: what does everyone plan to do after high school graduation, which social media outlets do you prefer, what do you spend your money on, etc. Find more question ideas here. Students will survey their classmates and use the data they've collected to write a report on their findings. 
 
Tip: Try using Google Forms or Survey Monkey to write and collect data from the survey. Post the link to your survey into Seesaw so that other students in your class can take the survey. 
 
After all students have taken the survey, interpret the data and write a report with your conclusions. You can use the Note tool in Seesaw or use the Add File tool to import your results from the device, Google Drive, or Dropbox.

Later, students can read through their classmates reports and comment on whether or not they would have expected those results. Why or why not? 
 
Supports Common Core: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.IC.B.3: Recognize the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies; explain how randomization relates to each. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.IC.B.4: Use data from a sample survey to estimate a population mean or proportion; develop a margin of error through the use of simulation models for random sampling.

 

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