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AP Stats Homework 2010-2011 - Teaching the Course...

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Teaching the Course Instructor: Del Ebadi Office: Room – 233 ext. 3324 Overview: Statistics is the science of reasoning from data, so a natural place to begin your study is by examining what is meant by the term “data.” The most fundamental principle in statistics is that of variability. Indeed, if the world were perfectly predictable and showed no variability, there would be no reason to study statistics. Thus, you will also discover the notion of Variable and consider different classifications of variables. You will also begin to explore the notion of distribution of a set of data measuring a particular variable. The AP Statistics course is an excellent option for any secondary school student who has successfully completed a second-year course in algebra and who possesses sufficient mathematical maturity and quantitative reasoning ability. Because second-year algebra is the prerequisite course, AP Statistics usually will be taken in either the junior or senior year. The decisions about whether to take AP Statistics and when to take it depend on a student’s plans: Students planning to take a science course in their senior year will benefit greatly from taking AP Statistics in their junior year. For students who would otherwise take no mathematics in their senior year, AP statistics allows them to continue to develop their quantitative skills. Student
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