## MAthematics 9 probability and Statistics

**Specific Curriculum Outcomes**

**SP01**

**Students will be expected to describe the effect on the collection of data of bias, use of language, ethics, cost, time and timing, privacy, and cultural sensitivity.**

**SP02**

**Students will be expected to select and defend the choice of using either a population or a sample of a population to answer a question.**

**SP03**

**Students will be expected to develop and implement a project plan for the collection, display, and analysis of data by: formulating a question for investigation; choosing a data collection method that includes social considerations; selecting a population or a sample; collecting the data; displaying the collected data in an appropriate manner; drawing conclusions to answer the question.**

**SP04**Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the role of probability in society.

## activities

**Sampling and Estimating: Counting Trees from the Mathematics Assessment Project**- Students attempt to count the number of young an old trees in a tree farm. They learn how to use sampling techniques to establish a good estimate of the actual number.

**Learning Sampling with Candy**- Students learn about sampling populations using some easy to understand activities.

**Capture-Recapture with Goldfish Activity**- Students use sampling techniques to estimate the total number of goldfish in their pond. Another teacher also recorded their experience with this activity.

**Backpack Survey Activity**- An activity that can be used to talk about bias and population or sample survey.