Introduction to Statistics
One-semester course. This class is ideal for students who have mastered algebra and want to explore other mathematical fields. The class will introduce students to interpreting categorical and qualitative data, descriptive statistics (averages, measures of dispersion, types of distributions), conditional probability and the rules of probability, techniques of sampling, making inferences, and justifying conclusions.
Students are expected to come to class having read the assigned pre-class reading, prepared to discuss problems, and to work individually and in groups to solve assigned problems. Students should expect to spend 5-7 hours each week working on assignments for this class.
Prerequisites: Current enrollment in or successful completion of Algebra II.