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Statistics, Advanced Placement

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Year long course 1.0 credit
AP credit available
Mathematics credit
Grades 11 - 12

STATISTICs, Advanced Placement

General Description

Prerequisite:  Pre-Calculus preferred, Algebra 2/Trigonometry or Algebra 2 with teacher recommendation 

The purpose of the AP course in Statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes. Exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. This course is similar to the first course in college statistics and follows the AP Statistics syllabus for the AP Exam.  Graphing Calculator Required
 

Content

Critical areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Exploring data
  • Sampling and experimentation
  • Anticipating patterns
  • Statistical inference
     

Theory of Action

A Thinking Classroom is one where mathematical reasoning is visible. Students are encouraged to ask questions. Curiosity is fostered and valued. Answers are important, yet it is the mathematical reasoning and communication of ideas that is of utmost importance.