This college-level introductory course endeavors to give students a deeper understanding of how data is gathered, displayed and analyzed so that they can begin to engage a culture and society that relies on statistics for decision making. The instructor expects students to engage actively with current issues and to perform statistical analyses regarding these issues using appropriate technological tools. The TI-83+ or TI-84 family of graphing calculators is required (TI-Nspire is also acceptable). The statistical functions of the graphing calculator are used daily and extensively for each unit of the course. This course provides the educational foundation for students to take the AP® Statistics exam, and formal AP® approval has been received.
Topics include: exploring, modeling and describing data; designing studies; probability, random variables and sampling distributions; estimating with confidence, significance testing, comparing populations and inferences for distributions of categorical data.
Prerequisites: Algebra 2
Suggested Grade Level: 11–12
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