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.
Topics covered 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.
Statistical software, such as Microsoft Excel and the TI-83+ and TI-84 family of graphing calculators, is required. The statistical functions of the graphing calculator will be used daily and extensively for each unit of the course. This course prepares students for the AP® Statistics exam, and formal AP® approval has been received.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry
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