This lesson considers how to construct confidence intervals for the mean of a population and how to correctly interpret confidence intervals, for large samples. Simulated samples will be used to demonstrate confidence interval concepts.

Sample Topics

  • Simulated data
  • Bike assembly times
  • Music concerts
  • Chewing gum

Lesson Targets

  • Use simulation to understand the properties of a confidence interval
  • Explore the relationship between confidence intervals and confidence levels
  • Construct a confidence interval
  • Interpret a confidence interval

Materials Included

  • Lesson overview with instructor's notes
  • Activity sheet containing 13 exercises
  • Activity answer key
  • Minitab data sets