Manatee Tag and Release is a great lesson for middle school students to practice probability skills. This task is used to show students a real world example of how simulations are used.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.7. SPA.1: Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
CCSS 7.SPB.3:Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
CCSS 7.SPC.8.C: Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
CCSS 7.RPA.21: Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
CCSS 7.RPA.3:Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
Activity includes: Bell work, Essential Questions, Learning Goal, Vocabulary, Agenda, Exit Ticket, Lesson Plan, Materials List, Understanding Check, detailed directions with pictures, Printable manatees, bell work, and recording sheet.