This standard-level course covers introductory concepts in statistics and probability. Students cover topics such as one-variable and two-variable data, an introduction to data collection, data analysis, probability theory, and normal distributions. 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 will see a variety of real-life applications through group activities as well as in weekly discussions.
Students will be able to:
-Distinguish between categorical and quantitative data
-Identify data collection techniques and avoid bias
-Construct and interpret statistical displays
-Calculate and summarize statistical measures
-Interpret findings in a study
-Calculate and interpret the likelihood of events
-Apply the rules of probability
Students should have access to a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.
*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.
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Gifted and Talented Middle School,High School
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