Online Exploration: Galaxy Hunter
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The Online Exploration Galaxy Hunter includes four activities:
“Bias,” “Sample Size,” HDFN vs. HDFS,”and “The Last Stop.”
Learning Outcomes  Common Core Standards for Mathematics  ITEA Standards for Technological Literacy 
In “Bias” students will be able to analyze and identify sampling methods that reduce bias. 
High School Statistics & Probability CCSS.Math.Content.HSSIC.A.1 — Understand statistics as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population. 
Standard 12: Students will develop the abilities to use and maintain technological products and systems. Grades 912 Benchmark P: Use computers and calculators to access, retrieve, organize, process, maintain, interpret, and evaluate data and information in order to communicate. 
Learning Outcomes  NCTM Principles and Standards 2000  Common Core Standards for Mathematics 
In “Sample Size” students will be able to:

Data Analysis and Probability Standard
Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data.

High School Statistics & Probability CCSS.Math.Content.HSSIC.A.1 — Understand statistics as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population. 
Learning Outcomes  National Science Education Standards  Project 2061 Standards  NCTM Principles and Standards 2000  Common Core Standards for Mathematics 
In “HDFN vs. HDFS” students will be able to:

Content Standard A: Understandings About Scientific Inquiry. Mathematics is essential in scientific inquiry. Mathematical tools and models guide and improve the posing of questions, gathering data, constructing explanations and communicating results. 
2. The Nature of Mathematics:

Data Analysis and Probability Standard

High School Statistics & Probability CCSS.Math.Content.HSSIC.A.1 — Understand statistics as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population. CCSS.Math.Content.HSSIC.A.2 — Decide if a specified model is consistent with results from a given datagenerating process, e.g., using simulation. For example, a model says a spinning coin falls heads up with probability 0.5. Would a result of 5 tails in a row cause you to question the model? 
Learning Outcomes  NCTM Principles and Standards 2000  Common Core Standards for Mathematics 
In “The Last Stop” students make a prediction based on data collection and analysis. 
Data Analysis and Probability Standard Grades 912.

High School Statistics & Probability CCSS.Math.Content.HSSIC.A.1 — Understand statistics as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population. 
Prerequisites

Common misconceptions: Math
Common misconceptions: Science

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