Statistics
The Fine Print
Course Goals
Students will:

Learn to select statistical methods for collecting and/or analyzing data for statistical inference

Be able to use data analysis to describe patterns, trends, associations, and relationships in data

Explore random phenomena using probability and simulation

Develop how to argue or justify a conclusion from evidence using data, definitions and statistical inference
The course is organized around the following foundational concepts of statistics:

Variation and distribution – Students will use graphs and numerical calculations to describe variations and patterns seen among given data.

Patterns and uncertainty – Using probability and reasoning students will recognize patterns in data and project sample data to larger populations. Students will also describe errors found in experiments or surveys and tell how that affects conclusions.

Databased predictions, decisions and conclusions – Students will use tools to make predictions and describe relationships among data. These tools can include learning how to conduct a welldesigned experiment, creating graphs of data and using statistical inference to draw conclusions.
Prerequisites

Students should have successfully completed the high school math sequence: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
Course Resources
Textbook and Homework:

Required: Practice of Statistics, 4th edition by Daren Starnes, Dan Yates, and David Moore (2012)

ISBN: 9781429245593

Optional: hardcopy textbook loaned through Blue Tent OnLoan


For AP Statistics only: Barron’s AP Statistics, 9th edition ISBN: 9781438009049 (Note! Edition may change.)

For AP Statistics only: Digital Resources: $40 purchased through Blue Tent. Includes a subscription to StatsMedic.
Calculator:

TI84 series or TINspire Series
Web Resources:

AP Statistics:

AP Classroom  a free College Board online resource where students can practice and prepare for the AP exam

Varsity Tutors  free AP Statistics diagnostic tests


For live class or for optional study halls:

Zoom  a free teleconferencing application

Technical Resources

For live class:

A reliable internet connection

A computer with a webcam

A working microphone

Recommended: Earbuds or a headset with a microphone (a builtin computer mic will work if needed)


For all students:

A free phone/computer scanning app such as CamScanner or Adobe Scan
