Statisticians engage in the development of mathematical theory or apply statistical theory and methods to:
summarize numerical data to provide usable information.
May specialize in fields, such as:
Psychology, or other fields.
Statistics is the branch of advanced mathematics that deals with collecting and analyzing data to decide if a new treatment or product is statistically significantly better than another treatment or product.
One goal of this class is to provide students with the foundations for college science, math and engineering classes. An essential component of this is the development of critical thinking skills, in particular, problem solving skills. As a result, we will emphasize the thought process – students will be expected not just to know the answers, but to explain them.
This is an “advanced placement” math class. Students in this class are expected to take the AP test. Students who perform well on this standardized test may be eligible to bypass introductory statistics classes at college. The exact amount of credit will depend on the test score, and on which college they choose to attend.
This is also considered to be a college-level course. As such, I will be doing you a favor by treating you like college students. This means that more of the responsibility for your learning lies in your own hands than you have been accustomed to. By now, you should have a good sense of how to learn a complex subject. Do the work necessary and take the responsibility to seek help when you need it.
Calculators Required TI83+ or 84+, silver editions recommended
TI Navigator will send and receive data from teacher's laptop to students' calculators
Calculators will need to get operating systems upgraded from the TI website, http://tieducation.com/ , teacher or a classmate. Bring a connector cable to every class. TI83+ requires operating system of 1.19. TI84+ requires operating system of 2.41, 2.43 or higher.