I made the activity into a quick booklet foldable for students to glue into their interactive notebook.
Here's some more readable images.
Instead of using a deck of playing cards to run the simulation, I decided to make a sheet of pilot cards to print and laminate for each group. I love finding excuses to laminate things!
Each group got a bowl of cards to run their simulation. Well, they first had to cut their cards and put them in the bowl. Next time I teach stats, the cards will already be cut, and they'll just get a bowl of cards.
They pulled out eight cards to simulation the random picking of the eight pilots.
After a group completed their five simulations, I gave them a sheet of circle stickers and asked them to make a dotplot. Here was our class results:
Students then had to copy the class dotplot into their notes. One girl asked if she could use stickers there, too. Of course!
I was a bit disappointed with how little my students wanted to critically think through the scenario to decide if discrimination was present or not. It seemed like they just wanted to guess and not use statistics or math of any sort to back up their hunches.
I guess this does mean the activity gave me insight into how my students would likely approach our study of statistics. Getting my students to write out a full sentence with fully explained thinking for the TELL section was difficult. This has proved true for the entire year. My students hate to write and explain.
I do think this was a worthwhile activity to start out the year! If you want the files, you can download them here.