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Course Title:
Statistics Honors Section SS: An Introduction
Course Code:
oitstass
MA NCES Code:
02201
Discipline:
Mathematics
Grade Level:
07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Level:
Honors, Pre-AP
Offering:
Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )
Duration:
15 weeks
Prerequisites:
Ability to use simple algebraic formulas.

Students need to have access to a graphing calculator to complete course activities.
Additional Requirements:
Accredited by:
Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356); Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:
No
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor
(see additional details below):

No
Description:
Note: This course is intended to teach and reinforce crucial academic skills to help students strengthen their background in the subject area prior to taking an advanced level course. Students who have already taken the Virtual High School course "Statistics and Business Quality Management" should not take this course.

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What is the average height of the students at your school? What is the average height of all high school students? Is the data presented in the news reliable? Was it collected correctly?

Have you ever wondered about the answers to questions like those? This course will give you some of the tools necessary to try and answer questions like those. It will also give you an introduction to some of the topics that are in an AP Statistics course. You will be collecting and analyzing data, you will be participating in discussions with your classmates, you will be plotting data, and hopefully, you will find the answers to some of the previous questions.

*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*

**Please Note: This course may not be appropriate for students with specific accessibility limitations as written. Please refer to the VHS Handbook policy on Special Education/Equity for more information on possible modifications. If you need additional assistance, please let us know at service.goVHS.org.


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MediaKit Contents:

Syllabus:
Weeks 1 +2: Meeting Each Other

Weeks 3+4: Collect Data and Sample Analysis

Weeks 5+6: Displays of Data

Week 7: Measures of Center

Week 8: Measures of Spread

Week 9: More Displays of Data

Weeks 10+11: Statistics Project

Weeks 12+13: Bell Curve and Standard Deviation

Week 14: Introduction to Probability

Week 15: Final Assessment


Course Objectives:
-Identify and use methods for data collection
-Identify and use tools for data analysis
-Identify and use different displays of data



This catalog description was last modified on 10/31/2012


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