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Statistics CP

Statistics is the science of using data to make numerical conjectures about problems. Problem solving and critical thinking experience will be provided to students through lessons derived from statistical samples with data analysis. Descriptive statistics is used in summarizing data. Topics include: histograms, boxplots, measures of center, the standard deviation, the normal curve, and deviations from patterns. Much statistical reasoning depends on the theory of probability. Topics include: chance models, expected value, standard error, and law of large numbers. Statistical inference is the art of making valid generalizations from samples. Topics include: estimation, measurement error, tests of statistical significance. 


Length of Course: 1.0 Semester

PBGR: 1.0 Mathematics

Algebra 1 and Algebra 2
Statistics and Probability with Applications, 4th edition, by Starnes, Tabor and Wilcox

Common Cores Standards for Mathematics Grades 9-12

High School: Statistics and Probability

  • Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data - CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.1D
  • Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions - CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.1C
  • Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability - CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.CP
  • Using Probability to Make Decisions - CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.MD