This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Math is always seen as an endless stream of numbers and letters used only for calculations that spit out more numbers and letters. Statistics introduces and swings the door wide open into another realm of math that utilizes conceptual thinking and interpretation that opens more doors and reveals more of the part of the world hidden from traditional perspective!
Course highlights:
The use of statistics is a major part of our contemporary world. It can be seen used everyday on commercials that are shown in between bits of your TV show. More intriguingly, statistics can be used to lie by telling people the truth. For instance, a news article advertising a law firm may depict a graph of its success over time. It contains a steep line showing that the business has been booming, but there are no numbers in the margin. Without thinking about it, one will be convinced that the law firm is the next big thing, yet for all we know, those missing marginal numbers may be in the hundredths (.01). This would mean that the firm has not done much at all. To those who do not know any better or are unfamiliar with statistics will be fooled.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Statistics is not a traditional math class. One shouldn't expect to be receiving formulas to memorize just to punch numbers into a calculator and see a digital value be produced. Statistics requires students like myself to think about situation conceptually and reason through what needs to be done. Don't get the wrong idea, though! It is truly enlightening!
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Taking this course will help anyone understand how people have been deceived for many years with the non-credible statistics.
Course highlights:
I have enjoyed learning many basic and complex calculator functions. The most important thing I have learned is "How To Lie With Statistics".
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
This class is no joke! Work hard in it and it will be fun. Slack off and and things will become more and more difficult to understand.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
AP Statistics provides students with knowledge on things they would have never understood. Students learn the true meanings of numbers.
Course highlights:
The highlight of this course was learning that not all statistics given can be trusted.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
In order to succeed this course, you must remember that what you put into it, you will get out of it.