This course covers introductory concepts in statistics and probability. Students cover topics such as data collection, data analysis, statistical tools and graphical displays, and an introduction to probability theory. In this course, there is a strong emphasis on real world applications. Students will examine how data analysis and the likelihood of events can be applied to our lives every day. This course will also strengthen critical thinking skills and ability to be a successful problem solver.
Students interpret statistics using published data and discuss their conclusions throughout the course. They work collaboratively to complete group projects throughout the semester. The group projects focus on exploring univariate data as well as exploring bivariate data.
*Please note this course contains a final exam that will require the student to identify in advance an appropriate location as well as an adult proctor for the exam. Forms and instructions for students to identify a location and proctor are included as a lesson within the course.
Students will be able to:
-Identify different types of data
-Identify and apply different sampling techniques
-Identify and construct different statistical displays
-Analyze different types of statistical displays
-Identify and apply statistical measures
-Conduct a study
-Determine the number of ways an event can occur
-Determine the likelihood of an event occurring
-Identify the difference between experimental and theoretical probability
-Apply the rules of probability to determine the likelihood of compound events
Students should have access to a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Gifted and Talented Middle School,High School
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