In this course, participants interpret and construct tables and graphs (line plots, stem-and leaf plots, box and whisker plots, bar graphs, and histograms). They use appropriate measures of central tendency and variation to describe data. Participants determine suitable sampling techniques to gather and organize data, interpret correlation, and make predictions involving linear regression models.
In the area of probability, participants represent possible outcomes for a situation, use counting strategies (combinations and permutations), compute theoretical probabilities for simple and compound events, find the probability of events given an area model, and use a graphing calculator to compute and analyze statistical data.
Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to make connections with the school curriculum and real-life situations.