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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 secondyear course
in algebra and who possesses sufficient mathematical maturity and
quantitative reasoning ability. Because secondyear 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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 Spring '09
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 Algebra, AP Statistics

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