Prerequisite: Algebra II

This project-based semester course provides an introduction to statistical thinking, the process of responsibly gathering data, summarizing and displaying data, and generalizing the data at hand to a larger population. Current technology will be used to allow students to focus on their mathematical understanding of the concepts. Students will discover through personal projects that data produced by random samples, observational studies, and randomized experiments has important principles and limitations.  Once data has been gathered, numerical summaries and graphical representations are used to convey the contents of a data set at a glance and elementary probability is used to understand the variation that is present within the data.  The semester will culminate with creating appropriate summaries and presentations of projects.