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. This course serves as an introduction to the AP Statistics course.
Students interpret statistics around social media as they compare usage of Facebook and Twitter, evaluate the economic impacts of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina based on published data and discuss the effects of texting on communication skills among teenagers. They work collaboratively to analyze the ages of video game consumers from a marketing perspective and critically evaluate the correlation of launch time and mass of the Atlantis and the Discovery space shuttles to develop and interpret a model that predicts shuttle mass during launch.