This course will introduce students to the concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will be exposed to four themes:
Exploring data: students observe patterns in data, conjecture about relationships of variables.
Planning a study: students develop a plan to identify variables related to a conjecture and devise a means to measure them.
Anticipating patterns: students will develop mathematics models and simulations.
Statistical inference: students will use the models to draw conclusions from data and express confidence in the modeling process.
Students need to have access to a calculator (preferably a TI-83) and a spreadsheet software package (preferably Excel). They will be provided with a book and a software package.
Students will be evaluated on assignments, projects, weekly quizzes, unit tests, semester exams, and their contribution to discussions.
**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.
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement VHS courses are required to take the AP exam, and are required to report their AP examination scores to VHS (note: students who are failing their AP class are not required to take the exam). Upon receipt of the student's exam score, each score will be recorded by VHS and assigned an anonymous tracking number to ensure student anonymity and confidentiality. By enrolling in an AP VHS class, the student authorizes their school site coordinator and school administration to report AP examination scores to VHS. Exam results will not affect the student's VHS grade or future enrollment in VHS courses.